The Met Office has issued a red weather warning - the most severe level of threat - for "exceptionally strong winds" of up to 100mph in western parts of Wales and the northwest coast this evening.
The impact of the wind will be working its way northwards for the rest of the day. The gales are expected to hit Pembrokeshire after lunchtime and sweep up the west coast towards Anglesey for the early evening.
The National Severe Weather Warning Service at the MET Office has summarised the danger and disruption we can expect.
- Widespread structural damage, e.g. roofs blown off, mobile homes overturned, power lines brought down.
- Risk to personal safety from flying debris.
- Potentially widespread and/or prolonged interruptions to power.
- Expect widespread transport disruption due to e.g. roads blocked by fallen trees.
The Met Office has issued a red warning - the highest on the scale - for "exceptionally strong winds" The warning will be in force between 1:30pm until 9pm tonight.