Warning of strong winds from later today remains in place for Lincolnshire

Strong winds
Strong winds

A warning of strong winds from later today (Wednesday) remains in place for Lincolnshire.

The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow - be aware - alert’ for the county and much of the UK for this afternoon and into tomorrow.

The public is being warned of possible disruption to transport and possibly power supplies, with gusts of 50-65mph said to be likely quite widely through the warning area.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Another Atlantic low pressure system is expected to deepen significantly as it tracks towards the UK.

“The strongest winds will initially be across England and Wales during the second half of Wednesday into early Thursday before moderating. This may also lead to large waves on some coasts of Wales and southern England.”

A separate area of very strong winds is likely to affect more northern areas of the UK through Thursday, he added, particularly affecting Northern Ireland and the central belt of Scotland.

“As well as the very strong winds, a band of squally rain is likely to sweep eastwards across many parts through the period,” he added. “The exact track of this system is still open to some uncertainty as is the location of the strongest winds, particularly across the north on Thursday and this warning will be updated as and when necessary to fine tune the areas at risk from the impacts.”