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Yellow warning of wind affecting Wales

A period of strong easterly winds is expected, sufficient to cause some impacts to travel and tourism.

Met Office

The Met Office has put the warning in place for Friday, 18 August between 00:00 (UTC+1) and 18:00 (UTC+1).

Locally strong and at times gusty easterly winds are expected to develop to the west of high ground overnight Thursday into Friday, with gusts of 45-55 mph most likely.

There is a small chance a few places could see gusts in excess of 60mph. This may lead to difficult conditions for holiday traffic on Friday, and could result in a few fallen trees affecting some roads and railway lines. Temporary structures across campsites and outdoor events could be damaged.

What to expect

  • Some bus and train services could be affected, with some journeys taking longer, or even cancellations due to the potential for fallen trees.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles and caravans on exposed routes and bridges likely.
  • Trees and temporary structures such as marquees and tents could be damaged.
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.


  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Powys