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Strong winds expected to hit Wales this weekend

Strong winds are expected to cause some disruption, particularly during Saturday daytime.

Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption, with gusts over 40 mph possible quite widely inland. Gusts over 50 mph are possible along some coasts of the Bristol Channel, English Channel and through the Strait of Dover.

What to expect

  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, with some fallen trees possible

Areas affected in Wales

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham
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