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Met Office weekend yellow wind warning for New Forest and Christchurch

More strong winds are set to sweep across the New Forest and Christchurch this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole south coast, with gusts up to 75 predicted.

The weather agency says to expect delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport; spray and large waves on coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities; and short power cuts.

The warning covers the whole south coast
The warning covers the whole south coast

A Met Office spokesperson said: An active cold front will move east across England and Wales during Saturday and into Sunday and will be characterised by strong winds and some heavy rain.

“Gusts of 45-50 mph widely, but squally near the cold front with some gusts around 60mph, whilst the strongest gusts are likely near coasts in the west and south, with 65-75 mph in places.”

The warning is in place from 11am Saturday to 3am Sunday.

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