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'Be aware' wind warning as weather affects travel

The warning's valid until 1000 tomorrow. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for strong winds for parts of North Wales. It says there could be gusts of up to 70 mph in places.

It applies to:

  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey

Strong winds mean the M48 Severn Bridge is closed in both directions and there's a 20 mph speed limit on the A55 Britannia Bridge.

Severe weather warning for South Wales

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The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of strong winds.

It runs until 2000 tonight.

Forecasters say Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely in some places, perhaps touching 60 to 65 mph across exposed coasts and hills.

They say given that this is one of the first gales of the autumn, the public should be aware of the risk of localised disruption, possibly affecting travel and late holiday activities.

The areas affected are:

  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Cardiff
  • Bridgend

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'Be aware' warning of strong winds

The Severn Bridge has partially reopened. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of strong winds across the whole of Wales.

It's predicting gusts of up to 70mph in exposed places and says there could be localised damage and minor disruption to travel.

Last night the strongest gust was 97mph at Capel Curig in Snowdonia. A fibreglass roof was blown off an outbuilding in Mountain Ash

The Severn Bridge has partially reopened but there is a speed limit as there is on the Britannia Bridge.

The warning is valid until 7pm.

Severe weather warning for much of Wales

The warning's valid until 6pm tomorrow. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Archive/PA Images

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of strong winds across most of Wales. It's in force from just after midnight tonight until tomorrow evening.

The areas affected are: Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Ceredigion, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Torfaen, Bridgend, Newport, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Pembrokeshire

The Met Office says the winds come from the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Severe weather warning

Porthcawl was hit by storms in February. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy rain and strong winds for coastal areas stretching from the Vale of Glamorgan to Anglesey.

The areas affected are:

  • Bridgend
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Swansea
  • Vale of Glamorgan

Gales or even severe gales are likely around exposed coasts and high ground in the west and north on Monday morning. The public should be aware of the potential for travel disruption from the strong winds as well as standing water on the roads and reduced visibility from spray and driving rain.

– Met Office

Firefighters say trees have already been brought down in Newcastle Emlyn and Solva

And leaves are causing problems on roads between Haverfordwest and Newgale.

There are no reports of injuries.

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High tides and strong winds forecast

The warning is valid for tomorrow and Friday. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is warning of the risk of tidal flooding in North Wales because high tides and strong winds are likely to lead to large waves and sea surges.

The Met Office has forecast gale force winds to hit the North Wales coast particularly between Anglesey and Liverpool.

NRW says, coupled with high tides, this could lead to the risk of flooding for coastal communities in the area.

There's a yellow "be aware" strong winds warning for Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Powys and Ceredigion

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