Ex-hurricane Bertha causes severe weather warning for Wales

THE MET Office has issued a severe weather warning for Wales and many parts of the UK over the weekend, with a yellow warning covering all 22 of the Welsh local authorities this Sunday.

The remains of hurricane Bertha have transformed into a mid-latitude depression which has the potential to cause heavy rain, strong winds and large waves, along with the risk of flooding.

A Met Office spokesperson said:

“There is the potential for widespread rainfall totals of more than 50mm and coastal gusts of over 60mph, along with large waves.”

The Met Office stated that the public “should be aware of the risks” as stated above, which could affect transport and cause disruptions.

The warning indicates that there is still a “great deal of uncertainty in the forecasts” and was unsure exactly where the storm would progress, stating it could pass with no problems.

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You can keep up to date with the forecast and any major developments on the Met Office website here and also on the ASM website.