Met Office weather warning for wind with gusts of up to 80mph

By Cathy Owen

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for wind this weekend for a large part of the UK including Wales.

It comes as temperatures are set to dip and wintry showers are forecast.

The weather warning states: "The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday afternoon, before becoming more widespread overnight and into Saturday morning. Winds will tend to slowly ease from the north during the afternoon.

"The location and strength of the very strongest winds remains uncertain. However, gusts seem likely to reach 50 to 60mph widely, with 70 to 80mph possible in coastal locations, particularly in parts of Scotland and north-east England."

The whole of Wales is covered by the warning that is in place from midnight until 6pm on Saturday.

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(Met Office)

Temperatures are set to rise a little on Tuesday, before falling away again on Wednesday and it is set to get more unsettled by the end of the week with a chance of wintry showers.

The Met Office outlook in Wales for Thursday to Saturday says: " Brighter, breezier, and colder again on Thursday. Then becoming unsettled on Friday and Saturday with periods of strong winds and rain, also continuing to feel rather cold.".

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