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Flood alerts in place as strong winds ease across Wales

Waves crashing at Porthcawl Lighthouse
Image caption The high winds were the remnants of Hurricane Katia

One flood warning is in place in Wales affecting a Gwynedd coastal town after gale force winds on Monday.

The Environment Agency Wales issued the warning to Barmouth, saying floods could possibly affect the promenade and properties around the harbour.

Flood alerts have also been issued along the west of Anglesey, Llyn Peninsula and Cardigan Bay coastline and the northern Ceredigion coast.

Gale force winds eased overnight with some blustery conditions on Tuesday.

BBC Wales weather forecasters said Snowdonia could still see winds gusting to 40mph (60km/h) on Tuesday.

The high winds across Wales and northern parts of the UK were the remnants of Hurricane Katia.

The north saw 81mph (130km/h) winds on Monday and in the south part of a roof blew off a home near Merthyr and hit parked cars.

Speed restrictions are in place on some of Wales's road bridges on Tuesday due to the winds, affecting the M48 Severn Bridge and A55 Britannia Bridge.

And rain and surface water is said to be making the going slow on the M4 between J32 A470 / A4054, Coryton Interchange, and J38 A48, Margam.

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