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Gales of up to 70mph may hit West Berkshire today

Gales as high as 70mph may be on the way today (Tuesday) after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for much of the south east.

The yellow warning for wind – meaning “be aware” is in force from 3pm until 11.30pm and forecasters are warning of travel disruption, particularly on the south coast.

The Met Office said: “Be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and that gusts of this strength could bring down trees and lead to some damage to weakened structures.”

The weather alert is down to a deepening area of low pressure tracking east across southern Ireland, according to the Office’s chief forecaster, which will move through central England, and bring with it gales of 60-70mph inland, and 80mph in coastal areas.

The worst of the winds are expected to reach west Wales during mid to late afternoon before sweeping rapidly eastwards during the evening.

The Met Office added that due to the uncertainty of the warning their advice would be kept under review and is subject to change.

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