Weather warning sounded as Mansfield and Ashfield braces for 70mph gales

Strong winds with gusts reaching up to 70mph and heavy rain are set to hit Mansfield and Ashfield in the coming days.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:17 am

The warning has come from the Met Office which has issued a yellow level alert from 9pm tomorrow (Wednesday, March 10) until 3pm on Thursday.

Forecasters say the area and the East Midlands will be buffeted by strong winds accompanied by heavy and blustery showers that may bring some disruption.

It means that delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are ‘likely’ and that power cuts along with delays to road, rail and air travel are possible.

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Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to hit Mansfield and Ashfield in the coming days. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Some bus and train services may also be affected, with journeys taking longer.

The Met Office says says that Wednesday through to Friday will be ‘very unsettled’ with heavy blustery showers, wintry over the hills, and longer spells of rain.

There will be ‘strong to gale’ strength winds with severe gales possible over hills.