Gusts of 60mph are expected in coastal areas as yellow weather warning has been issued for the county.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind due to strong winds and large coastal waves that may lead to hazardous conditions.

The warning will be in place around Weymouth and Portland from 12am from Tuesday, April 9 through to 12pm later that day.

This follows a weekend of strong winds from Storm Kathleen. 

The Met Office say that it is ‘likely’ that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are also deemed likely, and some short term loss of power and other services is possible during the hours the warning is in place.

According to the Met Office, a spell of strong onshore winds will affect parts of the England Channel coastline overnight Monday and Tuesday morning.

Gusts are set to reach between 40 to 50mph just inland from the coastal strip and potentially as much as 60 mph along the most exposed coastal spots.

A spokesperson for the Met Office went on to issue advice for anyone on the coast during the conditions.

They said: “If you are on the coast, stay safe during stormy weather by being aware of large waves.

“Even from the shore large breaking waves can sweep you off your feet and out to sea. Take care if walking near cliffs; know your route and keep dogs on a lead.

“In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

The spokesperson went on to give advice regarding power cuts. They said: “People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items.”

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