Met Office yellow status weather warning for Birmingham as city braces itself for violent winds

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to Birmingham - here’s what we know so far.

The Met Office has issued Birmingham with a yellow weather warning for this Saturday, with the warning being given due to strong winds expected in the Midlands this weekend.

The weather warning was issued by the Met Office on Tuesday morning and is valid from 12.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday.

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For the weather warning, the Met Office said: “Brighter, breezier, and colder again on Thursday. Then becoming unsettled on Friday and Saturday with periods of strong winds and rain, also continuing to feel rather cold.

“The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon, before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday morning. Winds will tend to slowly ease from the north during the afternoon. The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain. However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60 mph widely, with 70 to 80 mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and north-east England.”

The Met Office have also detailed what you should expect come the weekend:

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

- There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.

- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Follow the Met Office’s advice for how to prepare for a storm, such as securing loose objects like ladders and garden furniture and move your car away from objects such as trees, get it in a garage if possible.

Try to stay in if possible, and avoid travel where possible.

As well as the storm in Birmingham, the weather is expected to be bitterly cold, with high of 4C and a low of 2C.