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Storm Ciara to bring very strong winds to Wales

Amber weather warning for Wales

Widespread very strong winds will affect much of England and Wales during Sunday.

Gusts of 60-70 mph will occur widely in inland areas and 70-80 mph along southern and western coasts between 08:00 (UTC) on Sun 9 Feb 2020 and 21:00 (UTC) on Sun 9 Feb 2020.

Heavy rain will accompany the strong winds leading to very poor driving conditions. The winds will slowly ease from the north during the latter part of the afternoon and through the evening.

What to expect

  • Flying debris could lead to Injuries or danger to life
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs expected
  • Longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services affected
  • Some roads and bridges closed
  • Power cuts with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Wales authorities affected

  • 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