Fire chiefs across the region say response times will be slower because of the national strike by firefighters today.
A four hour walk-out is due to start at midday over changes to working conditions. County fire chiefs say they'll still be able to respond to emergencies under contingency plans.
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Strong gusts overnight with gales in coastal areas and rain moving east through the early evening with hail in places.
It will be windy overnight with rain later in the evening. There may be sleet in places.