Strong winds set to batter Lincolnshire

A Met Office weather warning has been issued for Lincoln and much of Lincolnshire in the coming days.

The yellow alert for very strong winds is affecting the county between 10pm on Wednesday 6 and 9am on Thursday, February 7.

Met Office forecasters told people to expect: “A period of very strong and gusty winds on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Strongest winds will be across South West England and South and West Wales late evening, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph on coasts and 50 to 60 mph inland.

“Elsewhere winds will be strongest after midnight, with gusts of 60 mph on coasts and 50 mph inland before easing during Thursday morning.”

A second weather warning is in place between midday on Friday, February 8 and 6pm on Saturday, February 9, affecting much of the UK.

Forecasters said: A d”eep area of low pressure is expected to track across northern Britain later on Friday and through early Saturday. Southwesterly winds will strengthen through Friday. Gales will become widespread later on Friday, persisting well into Saturday whilst becoming more westerly.

“Whilst some places may miss the worst of the winds, inland gusts of 50 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts in excess of 60 mph, more especially across the north of the warning area on Saturday. “