Last night, a deep area of low pressure moved across southern England and is now weakening as it continues eastwards.
As expected, the system brought heavy rain and widespread northwesterly gales across south Wales and southwest England. Severe gales were experienced locally in more exposed areas with wind gusts of 60-70mph, locally higher.
Wind gust speeds midnight to 3pm Wednesday 9 March:
|NEEDLES OLD BATTERY||ISLE OF WIGHT||82|
|ISLE OF PORTLAND||DORSET||69|
|SCILLY: ST MARYS AIRPORT||ISLES OF SCILLY||63|
Rainfall totals were in the order of 20-30mm with as much as 40mm possible once the rain clears later today. These figures are consistent with our forecasts and the severe weather warnings issued yesterday.
Rainfall totals 10pm Tuesday 8…
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