Strong winds to batter Lincoln Christmas Market, Met Office warns

Severe winds are predicted to batter stalls at this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market as the Met Office issues a widespread weather warning.

A yellow warning, predicting moderate impact, will be in place from just after midnight on Saturday, December 5 until 9am on Sunday, December 6.

The chief forecaster’s assessment suggests that strong gales will affect most of the county during Saturday and the first part of Sunday, resulting in some localised damage and the possibility of trees being brought down.

Some areas will experience gusts of up to 70 miles per hour.

They say: “Some travel disruption is likely, with localised problems for high-sided vehicles on prone routes. Be advised to drive with care, especially on exposed routes, and be aware of possible debris being blown around.”

The Lincoln Christmas Market has been affected by strong winds in previous years, with the opening of the market in 2013 delayed as stallholders struggled to hold own their displays.

The Met Office alert will be updated as necessary.

People can find out all the need-to-know information about this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market with the 2015 super guide here.