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'Yellow warning' of wind issued across many parts of Wales

A Yellow Warning for high winds across many areas of Wales has been issued by the Met Office, as poor weather conditions and gusts of up to 70mph have been affecting traffic and travel across the country.

High winds have caused huge waves in Porthcawl today. Credit: Christopher James

There's been disruption on the Great Western Railway and Cross Country routes at Cardiff Central due to the adverse weather conditions, with Network Rail issuing speed restrictions on all routes as a precaution.

Elsewhere Virgin Trains West Coast services at Holyhead are being delayed due to high winds, with delays of up to half an hour on all routes expected to last until at least the late afternoon.

Information on rail routes affected by the weather can be seen here.

The weather has been affecting travel routes across Wales. Credit: PA

On the roads the A5 is both ways blocked due to fallen tree between the B5106 Pont y Pair bridge in Betws-Y-Coed and the A4086 at Capel Curig.

A fallen tree has also blocked the A470 Station Road between Parry Road in Llanrwst and the B5279 at Tal-y-cafn.

All up to date information on any disruption on the roads caused by the weather can be accessed here.

Elsewhere Irish Ferries were forced to cancel all high speed services between Holyhead and Dublin. Updates on the ferry service can be seen here.

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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