UK weather: Britain set to be hit by 70mph winds

February 2, 2017 – Britain will be battered by 70mph winds at the end of this week, the Met Office has warned as forecasters said Storm Doris may be on the way.

A yellow “be aware" weather warning covering the south of the country as well as Wales and north west England was issued by the forecaster on Tuesday amid fears the conditions may cause damage to trees and buildings.

Power supplies and travel may also be disrupted, the warning said, as winds reach up to 80mph in exposed coastal areas.

They said it was possible that would happen on Wednesday when more details are known about the system’s progress, as it may instead move towards France.

Speaking about the warning, the chief forecaster added: “A number of potentially vigorous low pressure systems are likely to move quickly towards northwest Europe later this week.

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