Disruption warning over 70mph winds for north Wales

Graphic showing wind warning over mid and north Wales

Gusts of up to 70mph (112km/h) could cause travel disruption, power cuts and damage, forecasters have warned.

North Wales, Powys and Ceredigion could be affected by the latest band of weather to hit the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning which is in place until Tuesday. There have been reports of fallen trees affecting roads.

One lane in each direction on the M48 Severn Bridge has been closed with speed restrictions.

Traffic Wales said it was to protect vehicles from being blown into adjacent lanes.


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At Anglesey, speed restrictions have also been imposed on the A55 Britannia Bridge with drivers of high sided vehicles advised to use the A5 Menai Bridge instead.

And at Merthyr Tydfil, several fallen trees closed the A4054 Cardiff Road between Caerphilly Road and Cardiff Road.

In Wrexham, there was a report a man had suffered facial injuries after being hit by a sign with local website reporting several other incidents including fallen trees and power cuts.

In Scotland, winds speeds are expected to hit 90mph (144km/h).

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