WEATHER WARNING: 50mph gales disrupt Easter travel

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A yellow weather warning is in place for Nottinghamshire today (Saturday, March 26) as forecasters predict heavy gale-force winds.

A swathe of strong winds and gale-force gusts, accompanied by heavy rain at times, will move east across England and Wales according to the Met Office, bringing gusts of 40-50 mph and perhaps topping 60 mph across exposed coasts and hills.

"Please be aware of the possibility of localised low levels of disruption to Easter travel plans and other holiday activities. This is an update to slightly tone down wind gusts and suggest that any disruption is less likely across the north of the warning area.

The Chief Forecaster said: "An active frontal zone is expected to move east across the country through Saturday, accompanied by strong, gusty winds and one or two spells of heavy rain. Whilst expected wind gusts will not be unusual for March, the fact that it is Easter may lead to a few extra problems. Winds should ease markedly as the front clears through, particularly in the south. There remains some uncertainty in inland wind gusts, especially towards the north of the warning area, which now looks less likely to see the strongest winds."

The Met Office said the day would start off largely dry, with winds increasing by the afternoon. Rain and cloud will largely clear during the evening with only a few showers.