STORM Antoni will bring unseasonably windy weather to Somerset tomorrow (Saturday).

The Met Office has updated its Yellow Warning. It will cover all of the South West from 8am to 8pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: ‘An area of low pressure, Storm Antoni, will bring unseasonably windy conditions to south and southwestern areas of England and Wales during Saturday.

‘Strong winds are likely to affect Irish Sea coastal areas from early morning, pushing gradually south and east and spreading inland.

‘By the afternoon English Channel coasts will also see some very windy conditions. ‘Gusts of 35-40 mph are expected widely, with 50-55 mph along coastal stretches across the warning area.

‘The strongest winds, however, will affect parts of southwest Wales and southwest England, where gusts could reach 50-55 mph inland for a time and perhaps 60-65 mph along exposed coastal areas and over high ground.

‘Later in the afternoon and through the early evening, wind strengths will begin to slowly ease from the west.’

What is a Yellow Storm Warning?

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties