PEOPLE living in parts of Wales could experience strong winds of up to 70mph this week, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind which covers a large area of north Wales.

This is in place from 2am to 6pm on February 23.

Forecasters say there could be power cuts, large waves in coastal areas and disruption to travel and the warning covers Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

There will be "Strong south to south-westerly winds" that will gust between 50 and 60mph at times.

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

The Met Office has issued the following forecast:


A wet start for many, with rain becoming confined to western areas through the day. Dry conditions in eastern areas, but strong winds and cloudy throughout, with coastal gales. Feeling mild, especially further east. Maximum temperature 12 °C.


This evening and overnight, rain will continue to affect western areas, but also spread east through the night. Turning widespread by dawn across the country. Windy still, but easing slightly. Minimum temperature 9 °C.


A wet and dreary day for most, as outbreaks of rain will continue throughout the day, largely easing by night. Winds continuing to weaken through the day, feeling mild. Maximum temperature 13 °C.