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'Be aware' warnings of strong winds as Storm Diana hits

Credit: PA/Met Office

The Met Office has issued two yellow 'be aware' warnings of very high winds for coastal areas of Wales as Storm Diana sweeps in.

The first is in force from 09:00 and midnight today, and the second from 03:00 until 15:00 on Thursday.

Winds could reach up to 70 mph.

The yellow weather warning extends across Wales on Thursday. Credit: Met Office

What to expect:

  • Some delays to public transport are likely, and journey times could take longer.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some local short term loss of power and other services is possible.
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves

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Travel news:

King Street in Newport is partially blocked due to a fallen tree.

The A487 between Synod Inn and Aberaeron is closed due to fallen power cables.

There is a 40 mph speed limit on the M48 Severn Bridge in both directions.

The A55 Britannia Bridge is closed to all vehicles except for cars and car derived vans due to high winds.

The A483 is blocked in both directions between Garth and Builth Wells.

The A465 (Glynneath Interchange) is blocked in both directions due to a fallen tree.

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Tywyn in Gwynedd were battered with high waves during the storm.

Winds caused high waves in Tywyn, Gwynedd Credit: Jonathan Kendall