The Met Office has issued a Red Wind Warning which implies potential danger to life for the period 10am to 3pm today, Friday 18th February. The area at risk includes Southampton where the Itchen Bridge is being closed.
“Extremely strong west to southwesterly winds will develop mid morning on Friday, transferring eastwards across southern and southeast England through the middle of the day then slowly easing from the west during the afternoon. Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely widely, perhaps briefly 80 mph in a few places, mainly on English Channel coasts.”
For more information and any updates go to the Met Office web site.