The Met Office has issued a weather warning today for strong winds across the whole of Dorset – and warned of potential traffic problems.
The warning came into force at 10am today and lasts up until just before midnight tonight.
The UK’s national weather service has said that Storm Brendan is an area of low pressure that develops in the Atlantic and has been rapidly deepening as it’s headed in our direction. They also added that the centre of the low pressure will become very slow moving somewhere between Northern Scotland and Iceland through tonight and into tomorrow.
We spoke to The Met Office at 2pm today for an update.
When asked about how it will affect Bournemouth and Poole specifically, the Met Office said: “We’ve seen increasing amounts of cloud already through the day today and strengthening winds and that is going to be the case as we go through the afternoon and in to the evening. As well as that, we will see outbreaks of rain arriving which could become quite heavy and squally later on this evening which might coincide during rush hour.”
“There is likely to be some difficult conditions on the road so allow a little bit of extra time for any journeys that people are making this afternoon and this evening. Be aware that there could be a lot of surface water around so please keep speed down and keep lots of space between vehicles.
“We do see another area of low pressure heading in tomorrow that is sort of affiliated with Storm Brendan and that will bring another spell of wet and windy weather across the region tomorrow.”
It has been forecast that on Wednesday we will have a little bit of respite before another batch of rain and strong winds on Thursday.
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