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Strong winds disruption warning for north Wales

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Image caption Strong winds in north Wales produced rough seas

A yellow "be aware" warning for gales affecting most of north Wales and other parts of the UK remains in force.

Irish Ferries has cancelled some services between Holyhead and Dublin due to adverse weather conditions.

BBC Wales forecaster Derek Brockway said wind speeds of 55mph (88kph) could be felt at Holyhead on Wednesday.

Drivers of HGVs and caravans have been advised not to cross the A55 Britannia Bridge onto Anglesey.

North Wales Police said anyone choosing not to cross the bridge westbound should leave at junction 11 where they would be directed to rest facilities.

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Media captionWind speeds of 67mph (107km/h) were felt at Aberdaron in Gwynedd on Wednesday.

They advised those coming from the ferry at Holyhead who did not want to cross the bridge to remain at the Holyhead port facilities.

Another yellow gales alert is in place for most of Wales over Thursday night and into Friday morning.

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