Gales are set to hit the North Wales coast on Friday and could reach 70mph in places, with a the Met Office issuing a weather warning.

The warning covers the coastal parts of Northern Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire, and most of Anglesey.

The Met Office said the alert was in force from 03:00 on Friday 7 December until midnight. The yellow warning means there could be some travel disruption, possibly affecting Irish sea ferry crossings.

Forecasters said the weather system will move eastwards across the UK, bringing widespread gales to Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and Wales.

But at this stage, Met Office officials said there remains “some uncertainty” in the path the storm will take, and where the strongest winds will occur.

Yellow Weather Warning North Wales

Between 03:00 Fri 7th and 23:59 Fri 7th December

What to expect

  • A spell of very strong winds on Friday could bring some disruption.
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services