Wales battered by strong winds and heavy rain

Walker battling wind and sea waves on a promenade seafront
Image caption The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds in north Wales

Parts of Wales have been battered by gale force winds and heavy rain, with more bad weather expected on Monday.

Gusts of 67mph were recorded at Aberdaron, Gwynedd, while Mumbles in Swansea was hit by winds reaching 55mph.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for wind is in place for north Wales until 23:59 BST on Monday.

The rain on Sunday brought some minor disruption to a music and arts festival taking place in Gwynedd.

The estuary stage at Festival No.6 in Portmeirion will not now be used but all the acts will perform on other stages. The main stage's opening was delayed until 14:00 BST.

Organisers said no events had been cancelled.

The weather warning covers Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy, Anglesey and most of Gwynedd.

The Met Office said: "Gale force westerly winds will continue to affect parts of southern Scotland, the north of Northern Ireland, northern England and north Wales at times through the rest of today (Sunday).

"Winds will tend to decrease through today as drier conditions arrive from the north west but will strengthen again later today across parts of Northern Ireland and south west Scotland as heavy blustery showers arrive from the west."

The Met Office said there was the potential for some minor travel disruption.

A yellow warning is the lowest level of severe weather warning issued, and asks members of the public to "be prepared" for adverse weather.

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