Gusts of 80mph predicted by Met Office for North Somerset coast

PUBLISHED: 07:23 01 February 2017

Weston-super-Mare's Marine Lake may not be so calm on Friday, if the forecast proves to be correct.

Weston-super-Mare's Marine Lake may not be so calm on Friday, if the forecast proves to be correct.

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A weather warning has been issued for the South West ahead of storms which are due to hit the UK on Friday.

The Met Office says North Somerset – and the surrounding areas – may see gusts reach 60-80mph, with coastal areas likely to be worst affected.

The warning will last from 6am until midnight.

A spokesman for the Met Office said that medium-term forecasts showed the bad weather could lead to a significant amount of disruption.

They said: “There remains considerable uncertainty around the developments.

“(However) if such winds were to occur, we would expect damage to trees and perhaps to buildings, possible disruption to power supplies, as well as delayed travel.”

The Met Office does stress that its warning is designed to provide people with a worst-case scenario so they can be fully prepared.

It adds there is a chance the UK will be spared the brunt of the storms,

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