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Met Office issues triple weather warning

The forecast for Friday has just got worse as the Met Office issued a further weather warning for the whole of Wales.

The Met Office has said that this weekend will “feel more like autumn than August”.

There had already been weather warnings for rain on Friday and wind on Saturday, but on Thursday morning another warning for wind was issued for Friday – meaning there are now three live weather warnings.

The Met Office said about the wind on Friday: “Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption.

“Gusts of 40-50mph are expected inland and to around 60mph around the coasts – particularly in association with heavy showers.”

The wind warning adds to the rain warning that is forecasting a band of heavy rain bringing as much 30mm of rain in just a few hours.

The Met Office says: “The rain will also be accompanied by strong winds, with gusts of 40-50mph possible across parts.”

Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent said: “The first band of rain could bring 30mm of rain in places, and if you draw the short straw, then you could get another 30mm with the showers that follow.

“Some places might get as much as 60mm of rain.”

Due to the forecast, people travelling over the weekend are being warned to expect delays and disruption to their journeys.

This Saturday’s Vintage Transport Day in Pontypridd has been cancelled along with other events across the UK including the Boardmasters music festival in Cornwall.