Met Office announces yellow wind warning for Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 10:42 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 June 2017

Trees affected by the wind in Sand Bay. (Picture: Mike Jerrett).

Trees affected by the wind in Sand Bay. (Picture: Mike Jerrett).

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A road in Weston-super-Mare town centre has been closed as strong winds have put a sign at risk of falling into the road.

North Somerset Council has confirmed Carlton Street is currently closed, as a Premier Inn sign is at risk of falling off.

The Met Office has announced a yellow weather warning for wind for Weston-super-Mare.

The yellow wind warning was issued at 10am, and will remain in place until 10pm.

Gusts of up to 40-50mph are likely, with isolated winds of up to 60mph possible on the coast and hills.

The chief forecaster is warning the strongest winds will affect North Somerset early today, before easing off in the evening.

There are currently no warnings in place for the rest of the week.

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