Yellow warning of wind affecting South West England


Yellow warning for South West England

Between 09:00 (UTC) on Tue 7 Dec 2021 and 23:59 (UTC) on Tue 7 Dec 2021


Storm Barra will bring very windy conditions to western UK with severe coastal gales.

What to expect

  • 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
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris

What should I do?

Issued: 11:10 (UTC) on Mon 6 Dec 2021

Further details

Storm Barra will lead to windy conditions over western UK early on Tuesday morning will soon spread eastwards across the warning area bringing severe gales to coastal areas, for a time before starting to ease during Tuesday evening. South to southeast winds will gust to 70-80 mph at times across exposed coastal areas and widely 50-60 mph inland. The winds, large coastal waves and high tides may lead to some coastal impacts. In addition to wind, showers and longer spells of rain will make for unpleasant and difficult travel conditions.

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Regions and local authorities affected

London & South East England

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • West Sussex

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway

South West England

  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • Torbay


  • South Ayrshire


  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Swansea