Yellow wind and rain warning for Tuesday 14 January and Wednesday 15 January

14 Jan 2020

Strong winds and rain, which may be heavy at times, has the potential to bring some disruption on Tuesday afternoon, overnight and into Wednesday morning. This may lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport networks as well as isolated flooding of some homes and businesses and temporary loss of power and other services.

Warnings Issued:

  • Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 1200 to 2359 on Tuesday 14 January 2020 [covering all of London]
  • Yellow WIND Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 0000 to 0500 on Wednesday 15 January 2020 [covering all of London]
  • Yellow RAIN Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) valid 1300 on Tuesday 14 January to 0900 on Wednesday 15 January 2020 [covering just the far southern parts of London.]

Rest of Tuesday and Wednesday:

The mostly light and patchy rain currently affecting much of London is expected to continue and become more persistent and heavy at times, particularly in the more southern parts of the capital, as we go through the afternoon and into the evening. Some places are likely to see 15 to 25 millimetres of rainfall, perhaps as much as 30 to 40 millimetres in a few spots. The rain will also be accompanied by strengthening south-westerly winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph expected quite widely.

With today’s rain falling onto ground already wet from the rain we saw yesterday, the combination of strong winds and heavy rain may well lead to isolated flooding of some homes and businesses, along with difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport networks and temporary loss of power and other services.

The Met Office have issued Yellow Wind Warnings (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) for all of the Greater London area, along with a Yellow Rain Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) for just the very southernmost parts of the capital, to highlight the potential impacts from strong winds and heavy rain this afternoon (Tuesday), through to tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Details of all weather warnings can be found on the Met Office website, Hazard Manager or the Met Office App

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2020

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