Met Office issue yellow warning as strong winds and heavy showers set to hit Chesterfield this week

Strong winds and blustery showers are forecast for Chesterfield later this week as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning due to potential disruption.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 1:13 pm

Residents in Chesterfield should expect a short term loss of power and delays to road and rail transport with bus and train services expected to be affected – as the wet and windy weather is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

A yellow weather warning for wind is in place on March 10 and 11 as strong winds and heavy rainfall is predicted to hit the town, after several weeks of sunny, spring weather.

The Met Office have warned gusty winds are likely to develop on Wednesday evening and continue into Thursday across England and Wales, forecasting that wind speeds of 50-55 mph are possible inland, especially close to showers.

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Windy weather is set to hit Chesterfield later this week. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Gusts may reach 60-70 mph on coasts and hills, especially in the west, before gradually easing on Thursday afternoon.

While weather is expected to remain cloudy today (March 8) and tomorrow (March 9), there is a 60 to 90% chance of heavy rainfall throughout the day on Wednesday.

Temperatures will stay in a similar range, with highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C on March 10.

On Thursday, rainfall is forecast along with cloudy spells and short breaks of sunshine with a 50 to 10% chance of rain throughout the day, despite the yellow weather warning.

Wind gusts are predicted to reach 48 mph on March 11, significantly stronger than the highs of 41 mph forecast for Wednesday.

The Met Office warning covers Derby, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland which are also expected to be affected.

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