60mph winds and heavy rain warning for Norfolk

Strong winds of up to 50mph are expected in East Anglia this afternoon. Photo by Simon Finlay

A weather warning is in place with wind speeds potentially reaching up to 60mph this week. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Norfolk and Waveney could be hit by gusts of up to 60mph, with a weather warning ahead for heavy winds.

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place for Wednesday and Thursday this week, which warns of potential delays to traffic, power cuts and rail delays as a result.

Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest said that people could expect it to be "quite blustery" across the region, with wind speeds of up to 60mph possible.

Fred Best, of Weatherquest, said: "From Wednesday evening through until Thursday it could be quite blustery and more widespread across the region.

"The speeds are likely to be mainly around 40-45mph, but in burst could get up to around 50-55mph, particularly in parts of the coast."

Mr Best added that speeds may well reach close to the 60mph mark on Thursday, with around 10-15mm of rain also forecast for Wednesday evening onwards.

He added: "It will be more than just a windy day, with fairly widespread strong winds.

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