Weather warning for high winds in Norfolk from 4pm today

The Met Office is warning that the east of England, including Norfolk, could be affected by gales this evening and overnight.

The yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning comes into effect from 4pm today and runs until 2am Wednesday morning. On its website, the Met Office is saying that gusts of between 50 and 60mph are likely, with up to 70mph winds possible. 

These wind speeds are strong enough to cause disruption, particularly if you’re planning to travel during these times. Trees and branches could be brought down, so be on your guard when driving and take blind corners extra slowly – you don’t know what you’ll find around them.

If you come across a tree blocking a road you can report it to Norfolk County Council any time of day by ringing 0344 800 8020 – in urgent cases we aim to be there within two hours of being alerted. Non-urgent problems with trees, hedges and verges can be reported via our website.

If you have to make a journey tonight, remember that driving in strong winds can be very tricky and potentially treacherous. Keep your speed down (as if you’re blown off course you’ll go further the faster you’re going) and keep your distance from other vehicles which could be blown into your path – high-sided vehicles will be the worst affected. There’s more advice from the AA here.

Keep safe everyone.

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