Stormy Saturday As Erik Brings Wet And Windy Weather

9 February 2019, 12:41

Weather- Wet & Windy

Gusts of almost 70mph have hit the UK as Storm Erik blows across the country.

High winds on Saturday morning caused trees to fall and caused disruption on several roads, and emergency services warned motorists to take care when driving through the difficult conditions.

The weather also led to delays on the rail network.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for strong wind coverss southern Scotland, much of Wales and central and northern England  until 3pm on Saturday.

A separate yellow warning running until 3pm on Saturday for northern Scotland predicts heavy rain could lead to flooding.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said throughout the rest of Saturday, winds of "up to 70mph on exposed coasts and 50mph winds inland" are likely.

The blustery conditions are expected to die down later this weekend but further difficult conditions are forecast.

On Saturday night there will be some rain across southern England with snow falling over hills in places.

There will be showers in western and northern areas, with frost and fog forming as winds ease.

On Sunday, rain and snow over the hills in the south is expected to clear east with blustery showers following.

Conditions in the north will be brighter, with some rain and gales possible later on.