WRAP up warm if you are heading to the Christmas lights switch on as there is a weather warning for severe gales this Saturday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning for wind in Worcestershire and across most of the UK on Saturday (November 27).

Thousands of people will be heading to Christmas lights switch on across the county in Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich and Evesham on Saturday.

There is a potential for a spell of very windy weather across much of the UK during from 12am to 6pm.

It is likely to cause some delays to road and rail as well as a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

People are also being warned of a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

The festivities ahead of Worcester's lights switch on begins at 2pm with live entertainment from in Cathedral Square.


Countdown for the switch on begins at 6pm with special guest Oscar Saxelby-Lee having the honour of switching on the lights aided by Father Christmas and mayor of Worcester, Cllr Stephen Hodgson.

Entertainment will continue until 7pm.

Brave Oscar, seven, captured the city's heart after £500,000 was raised for a gruelling bone marrow transplant in Singapore after he was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2018.

He also turned on the lights in 2020 which took place online with people encouraged to join in by sending in footage of themselves switching on their own Christmas lights at home.

Droitwich's lights switch on is at 4.30pm, Malvern's lights are switched on at 6.30pm and Evesham's are at 5.30pm.