Derby weather: Travel disruption likely this week in Derby as wind warning issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for Derby this weekThe Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for Derby this week
The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for Derby this week
The outlook is wet and grey in Derby this week

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for Derby this week, adding travel disruption may be likely.

The warming covering the East Midlands comes into force at midnight on Thursday, December 21 and ends at 11:59pm.

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There is no indication at this time if the warning will be extended into 'Mad Friday' when thousands of people are expected to take to the roads for the big rush home for the holidays.

The Met Office has said: "Strong winds are likely to affect a wide area through Thursday, potentially causing some travel disruption."

What to expect from a yellow wind warning:

  • 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 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 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 small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close

The rest of the week looks pretty miserable weather-wise here in Derby with rain forecast on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. There will be highs of 12C on Thursday, when the warning is in force.

The Met Office weather forecast for Christmas Day is yet to be released but unfortunately, it's looking unlikely that it will be a White Christmas - and probably more of a mild grey one.

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