An­other weather warn­ing for re­gion

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

NORTH Wales has been given yet an­other weather warn­ing as strong winds and heavy rain are set to bat­ter the re­gion.

Wind speeds of up to 70mph are fore­cast to­day, and a weather warn­ing, is­sued yes­ter­day by the Met Of­fice, says up to four inches (100mm) of rain is ex­pected to fall on Snow­do­nia on Thurs­day as ex-hur­ri­cane He­lene gives way to Storm Ali.

A suc­ces­sion of low pres­sure cells will bring more stormy con­di­tions to the re­gion to­day, when high winds are ex­pected to strike be­tween 6am and 10pm, with a yel­low “be aware” Met Of­fice warn­ing is­sued.

The fore­caster has also is­sued a yel­low alert for rain be­tween 4am and 10pm on Thurs­day, and warned that the weather could lead to flood­ing. Down­pours could also hit bus and train ser­vices and power sup­plies.

A Met Of­fice spokesman said: “An area of rain is ex­pected to move north­east across many parts of the UK on Thurs­day. Rain is likely to be most per­sis­tent and heav­i­est across parts of Wales and north­west Eng­land.

“40-60 mm of rain is likely widely across the warn­ing area, whilst some of the higher ground of north Wales and per­haps Cum­bria could see 80-100mm. In ad­di­tion to the rain, strong winds and coastal gales can be ex­pected.”

Storm Ali is the first storm named by the Met Of­fice and Met Eire­ann this sea­son.

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