Wales weather: Wind warning in place in coastal areas

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Image caption The yellow warning for wind is in place until Monday evening

Gales of up to 70mph are set to hit coastal areas of Wales, the Met Office has said in a weather warning.

The yellow warning for wind is in place from 18:00 GMT on Sunday until 19:00 on Monday.

The forecaster warned transport delays were likely and power cuts were possible, with strong gusts expected in the south and west of the country.

Restrictions are in place on three major bridges, including the M48 Severn Bridge.

The warning covers Caerphilly, Cardiff, Ceredigion, parts of Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Vale of Glamorgan.

Some coastal routes could be affected by spray.

One lane is closed on the M48 Severn Bridge while both the A55 Britannia Bridge between Anglesey and the mainland and the A477 Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire are closed to high-sided vehicles. Motorcyclists have been advised not to cross.

Christmas events were cancelled on Sunday evening, including a light show at Margam Park, near Port Talbot.

Organisers said they had to call off the event for health and safety reasons.

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