Salisbury is expected to be hit by strong winds and rain this weekend as a new storm sweeps across the UK.

Storm Arwen will bring gales of up to 65mph, according to forecasters.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind between midnight tonight (Friday November 26) and 6pm tomorrow (Saturday November 27).

This means power cuts, disruption to travel and damage to trees and buildings is likely.

Some parts of Scotland, northern England and the south East could also see some snow.

A yellow weather warning for snow is in place in Tidworth.

Met Office Principal Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low pressure system that will impact the northeast in particular from Friday, but will also bring wider impacts to the UK with high winds, rain and some snow probable over the high ground. 

“Storm Arwen’s impacts are mainly associated with high winds as the storm sinks southwards and will widely bring gusts of up to 65mph in coastal areas, although slightly stronger in the northeast, with in excess of 75mph possible in exposed locations.” 

What to expect

According to the Met Office, a yellow weather warning for wind means:

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Some damage to trees, temporary structures and 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

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