Met Office issues urgent warning as country to be battered by 60mph winds

The Met Office has issued an urgent yellow weather warning for unseasonal high winds of more than 60mph expected to impact the west of the country on Friday.

The weather body warned the winds could affect travel and tourism, with the possibility of fallen trees and power lines. The Warning has been issued for much of coastal west Wales and for high ground in the country.

Campers enjoying their summer holiday this weekend have been alerted to be extra careful as “trees and temporary structures such as marquees and tents could be damaged”.

A Met Office statment continued: “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.”

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