Parts of Norfolk could see 60mph winds as Storm Barra hits

Rain and strong winds hit Norfolk after the May bank holiday
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High winds, ice and rain could combine on Tuesday to create disruption on the road. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Storm Barra is forecast to bring winds of up to 60mph to parts of Norfolk on Tuesday. 

The Met Office issued a weather warning for large parts of the country, including Norfolk and Waveney, and said that travel was likely to be disrupted.

Forecaster, Adam Dury, from Norwich-based Weatherquest, said winds of between 50mph and 60mph could hit the county in the afternoon, with the Great Yarmouth area set to see the worst of the weather. 

He said: "Wind wise there'll be no strong winds in the morning, this will be a purely afternoon event and we'll see winds slowly rising throughout the afternoon.

"Gusts inland are likely to be around 45mph to 50mph, but on the coast it might reach 60mph in the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area.

"We could see branches coming down but it's unlikely to be trees being pushed over unless they still have leaves on them.

"There is probably going to be some disruption with 50mph gusts, but the stronger gusts aren't going to be with us for a long time.

"It's still going to be windy and people should keep an eye on it."

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BBC Weather reports that strong winds may last until Wednesday afternoon in some parts of the county however, with Cromer predicted to get 50mph winds until 2pm on December 8.

Places further inland such as Norwich and Dereham will only experience the same winds for a couple of hours on Tuesday.

The Met Office has issued guidance and has advised to expect: 

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.
  • Likely some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.
  • Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible.
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be impacted by spray and/or large waves.

Elsewhere in the UK, the Met Office has also issued yellow warnings for snow and ice.

Yellow snow warnings are also in place in northern England and Scotland, with blizzards and snowfall of up to 20cm causing treacherous conditions on roads at higher altitudes, the Met Office said.