Severe Weather and Flood Warnings
All current Met Office severe weather and Environment Agency flood warnings affecting Essex are listed below. Each warning is listed by type and severity and local authorities at risk are also shown with respective warning levels.
A very windy day with gales across Southern Essex at times. Blustery showers and occasional sunshine. High of 10C.
Winds will slowly strengthen through the morning. Thurrock is still likely to experience gusts of 45-50mph at times this afternoon.
Yellow Warning of Wind
Local authorities affected: Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock
An area of very strong winds are expected to extend east across much of southern England and parts of south Wales on Monday morning. Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely quite widely, with 80 mph gusts likely in exposed coastal areas, particularly Cornwall. Some very large waves are also likely to affect many coasts, in particular the north coasts of Cornwall and Devon. Winds should gradually ease through the afternoon and evening.
Please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel as well as possible damage to trees and structures and interruption of power supplies.
There remains some uncertainty in northward extent of the damaging winds as well as the peak strengths and so this warning will be kept under review.
Valid from: 0300 on Mon 8 Feb 2016
Valid to: 1800 on Mon 8 Feb 2016