Wales

Disruption from winds continues around Wales

Waves crash over Aberystwyth and a graphic showing the weather warning over the whole of Wales on Thursday Image copyright Keith Morris / Met Office
Image caption The Met Office has warned the whole country will be affected by strong winds

Strong winds are continuing to cause travel disruption across Wales on Thursday.

The Met Office said "very strong and disruptive winds" were expected, with gusts of up to 70mph (112km/hr) in some places around the country.

A yellow warning ran from 03:00 until 15:00 GMT.

Gales caused problems on Wednesday around the Welsh coast and inland, with power supplies affected and travel disruptions.

The Met Office has not named the weather event as a storm, but the Portuguese meteorological service has called it Storm Diana.

Shed in carriageway

Fallen trees have affected travel with local road closures and trains have been suspended between Llandovery and Llanwrtyd in Carmarthenshire due to a tree on the line, according to Transport for Wales.

The M48 Severn Bridge eastbound has been shut due to strong winds between J2 A466 (Chepstow) and J1 A403 (Aust) in Monmouthshire and one lane has been closed westbound and high-sided vehicles are not allowed to cross.

The A55 Britannia Bridge has a 30mph speed limit is in force.

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Image caption A shop canopy collapsed at Old Colwyn, Conwy
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Image caption Police in Pembroke Dock said a fallen tree had blocked the road at nearby Cresswell Quay

One boat was wrecked due to the rough conditions after breaking free from its moorings at Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, according to the Coastguard.

Meanwhile, firefighters had to make gas pipes safe after branches fell from a tree at Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

A roof has blown on to the road in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, with a garden shed blown on to the main road at Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil.

And a shop canopy collapsed on to the footpath at Old Colwyn, Conwy.

Natural Resources Wales has issued flood alerts around the Welsh coast.

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