After a brief period free from poor conditions, large parts of the UK recently enjoyed a week of sunny conditions, with people able to dress in lighter clothes, a sign of the warmer weather.
But now, as we edge closer to Easter, a time usually celebrated with warm weather, a new weather warning has been issued for Solihull.
Here’s everything you need to know about the weather warning, including what it is, what to expect from it and when it will end.
What is the weather warning?
The weather warning issued is for wind, and is yellow, the least severe warning that can be issued. The warning came into play just shortly before 10am.
What can you expect from a yellow weather warning?
The weather warning system consists of three different colours.
A yellow warning is the most common, and is the least severe warning. A yellow weather warning means conditions are slightly worse than usual, and may cause disruption to travel services, but usually people can go about their day as usual.
The Met Office describe an amber warning as “Amber Warning: There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans. This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.”
And finally, the most severe weather warning of the three is a red weather warning. Many parts of the UK received a red weather warning due to the impacts of Storm Eunice earlier in the year. A red weather warning is rarely issued, and can signal a threat to life.
A red warning is the Met Office’s most severe weather warning, meaning dangerous weather is expected and you should take action to keep yourself and others safe.
The advice and what you can expect from a yellow weather warning for wind is simple: Gusty winds expected throughout the day, with some travel disruption possible.
You can also expect:
- Some delays to road, rail and air transport are likely.
- Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are likely.
For more information on weather warnings, such as what they mean and how they are determined, visit the Met Office’s weather warning guide.
When is the weather warning set to end?
The weather warning currently in place is set to expire at 6pm, according to the Met Office.
After this, wind speeds are expected to slow down and pose less of a danger.
One of the highest wind speeds of the day was at 4pm, when wind speeds in the area were around 40mph. By the time the weather warning is set to be removed, wind speeds drop to 23mph, and at 9pm, will be around 15mph.
There is currently no weather warning issued for Friday or the week following.
What is the weather forecast for Friday and the weekend?
Despite the lack of a weather warning, on Friday people in Birmingham can expect low temperatures that will linger around the 0C mark.
Friday will start off cloudy, with some sunny intervals coming at around 12pm until 2pm, with the rest of the day remaining cloudy, but rain free.
Saturday and Sunday remain the same. Saturday will bring some sunny intervals, but nothing too consistent, but rain free still.