Weather warnings issued as Storm Jake makes its way to Wales

Forecasters say ice, snow and 70mph winds are set to blight the Wednesday morning commute as Storm Jake sweeps in. The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings for snow and ice for much of north Wales.

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Snow and ice warnings extended to mid and south Wales

Snow hit the Brecon Beacons in February. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Met Office has extended its 'be aware' warning of snow and ice to much of mid and south Wales.

It now applies to:

  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Powys
  • Wrexham
  • Ceredigion
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Swansea
  • Rhonnda Cynon Taff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly & Torfaen

The warning is valid until 11.00am.

Storm Jake set to bring snow, ice and 70mph winds

Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Forecasters say ice, snow and 70mph winds are set to blight the Wednesday morning commute as Storm Jake sweeps in.

The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings for snow and ice for much of north Wales with up to 5cm expected in many places, rising to 10cm on higher ground.

There is a yellow warning of wind covering south Wales as squally weather arrives from 8am, bringing widespread inland gusts of up to 50mph and coastal gales of 70mph.

The A55 Britannia Bridge and the A477 Cleddau Bridge were closed to high-sided vehicles. There's a 20mph speed limit on the former. One lane's closed on the M48 Severn Bridge in both directions and there's a 40 mph speed limit.

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