Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for snow and wind across Wales

Spring weather Mar 12th 2019

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Met Eireann is advising of a wet and windy night tonight with outbreaks of heavy rain.

"These strong northwesterly winds will extend to Wales and much of England on Wednesday where a yellow warning for wind has also been issued", added the Met Office.

"Gusts of 50-55mph are likely inland and up to 65mph along western coasts." said Mr Gundersen.

These gusts will become even stronger winds as we move into the next week, with a risk of gale force winds returning to north-western coastal fringes of the United Kingdom on Tuesday. 20-40 mm of rainfall is expected quite widely with 50-60 mm possible over higher ground in Cumbria. The showers will die out and it will be dry and bright for a time today. However, persistent rain will develop in the southwest in the late afternoon and spread over Munster and south Leinster.

A band of heavy rain will also push south-eastwards, and will be followed by heavy showers during Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meanwhile, further yellow weather warnings for wind have been issued.

Heavy snow has swept across the north of England and Scotland overnight and throughout this morning, days after the country recovers from the powerful gales of Storm Freya.

And the first of those comes into force during the early hours of tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

What is a yellow weather warning?

According to the Met Office there is a small chance injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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