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Warnings of 70mph winds in Wales this weekend

Forecasters have warned of a blustery few days across Wales this weekend, with gusts of up to 70mph expected in coastal areas.

The Met Office warning is in place until 6pm on Sunday evening Credit: PA Archive

A yellow Met Office warning has been issued for Saturday and Sunday covering the whole of Wales.

Wind speeds are expected to strengthen from the west on Saturday morning with the possibility 60mph gusts.

On Sunday that could rise to as much as 70mph.

Met Office meteorologist Emma Sharples said inland areas will not be quite as windy as at the coast but could still see speeds over 50mph.

Ms Sharples said the winds will also be accompanied by unsettled weather meaning a showery weekend for many parts.

A similar warning has been issued across the whole of England, with Scotland facing the risk of some snow on higher ground.



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