The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds across Herefordshire on Wednesday.

The strong winds will be accompanied by a spell of heavy rain. 

The Met Office warning for Herefordshire which is valid between 10am on Wednesday and 7am on Thursday says:

‚ÄúA deep area of low pressure is expected to approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday, and track across northern parts of the UK before clearing early Thursday. 

‚ÄúThere is some uncertainty on the precise track and depth of the low, however the most likely outcome at present is for a wide swathe of 50 to 60 mph gusts to affect inland areas, perhaps locally stronger over and to the lee of hills in the north. 

‚ÄúSome Irish Sea coasts could see gusts of 65 to 75 mph, with a small chance of 80 mph gusts on the most exposed coasts and headlands.‚ÄĚ

There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris.

There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Longer journey times are likely, or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected. Some roads and bridges are likely to close.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties; with a chance of some minor flooding of coastal roads.

More Details – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?id=7d1a0b38-afd9-4dbd-b9d7-0085e013af8a&date=2023-09-27&details