Strong winds could cause ‘disruption’ as North Devon weather warning is extended
A weather warning of high winds in place for coastal areas of North Devon has been extended until tomorrow morning.
The yellow-graded weather warning, was initially put in place from 9am until 5pm this evening, but has now been extended until 6am tomorrow.
Forecasters are warning of gusts of up to 65mph, which could cause trees to come down across the region.
The warning is in place for the majority of the North Devon coast, from Bude to Combe Martin, as well as inland areas such as Bideford and Holsworthy.
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A chief forecaster at the Met Office said: ““A swathe of north to north-westerly gales and locally severe gales are expected to move south to affect parts of west Wales during Tuesday evening and into parts of Cornwall and northwest Devon overnight into Wednesday.
“Winds will be especially gusty in association with heavy showers, with gusts reaching 65 mph.
“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption in coastal districts, with winds strong enough to bring down some trees.”