Wales

Storm Helene: Power loss and transport delays possible

Weather graphic showing yellow warning affecting whole country Image copyright Met Office | PA

A storm hitting Wales could lead to power loss and delays to road, air and rail travel, the Met Office has said.

Storm Helene's winds are likely to reach 40mph (64km/h) to 50mph (80km/h) with top gusts of up to 60mph (97km/h).

A yellow "be aware" weather warning came into force at 21:00 BST on Monday and will remain in place until 18:00 on Tuesday.

The warning was originally for west Wales but it has since been extended to cover the whole country.

The storm was downgraded after initial warnings it may pose a risk to life but coastal communities have been warned to stay vigilant.

"The wind will pick up as the storm moves across us," said Rhian Haf, BBC Wales weather presenter.

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