Met Office issues weather warning across Wales for winds of up to 70mph

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It might be sunny and spring-like across Wales on Monday, but the Met Office is warning of high winds and heavy rain by the middle of the week.

A yellow warning for wind was issued for the whole of Wales for Wednesday and Thursday as a deepening area of low pressure over the Atlantic hits the UK. The warning says: “Strong and gusty winds are likely to develop on Wednesday evening and continue into Thursday across England and Wales. Gusts of 50-55 mph are possible inland, especially close to showers. Gusts may reach 60-70 mph on coasts and hills, especially in the west, before gradually easing on Thursday afternoon.”




Welsh weather forecaster Derek Brockway said: “Hard to believe given how calm it is but we might need to batten down the hatches midweek! A powerful jet stream will deepen a low pressure over the Atlantic. A wet and very windy spell later Wednesday and Thursday. Damaging gusts possible.”

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Here is the Met Office five day forecast for Wales:

Monday:

A cold and frosty start then a largely dry day across the country. Cloudier than of late perhaps with some outbreaks of light rain in the north, but sunnier spells in the south. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

A dry evening with patchy cloud and clear spells at times overnight, giving some frost. Cloud will thicken with some outbreaks of rain in the north and west by dawn. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Tuesday:

A cloudier day with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, mainly in the north and west. Winds will strengthen overnight as a band of heavy rain moves across the country. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy on Wednesday. Frequent blustery showers on Thursday and Friday. Strong winds continue with a risk of severe gales and inland gales developing for a time.



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