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Travel warning for Storm Katie issued over Easter weekend

Storm Katie

Travel warning has been issued as South England and Wales are bracing for strong winds and rain over the weekend.

Storm Katie is set to batter Britain with strong winds and threat is looming large over Easter weekend.

According to the Met Office, Storm Katie is set to hit on Easter Monday with gales of up to 70mph bringing a risk of “fallen trees and disruption to power supplies” leading to travel disruption.

A national severe weather warning for strong winds has been issued for Monday, with southern England and south Wales likely to bear the brunt.

The Met Office chief operational meteorologist, Frank Saunders said there was “currently some uncertainty about the track that Storm Katie will take”.

He said, “Southern England and south Wales will see very strong winds from the early hours of Monday morning.

“There is the potential for gusts of 50-60mph in inland areas. Exposed south- and west-facing coasts could even see gusts of around 70mph, with the possibility of large waves.

“We expect the winds will start to ease in south-western Britain from mid-morning, this improvement reaching other areas by late afternoon or early evening.”

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