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Storm Bella’s Boxing Day blast for Wales

STRONG winds up to gale force have been predicted for much of Wales on Boxing Day as Storm Bella hits.

A yellow rain warning has been issued for Wales by the Met Office from 18:00 GMT on Saturday to 09:00 on Sunday.

There were also warnings that homes could flood with sixteen of the local authorities in Wales on amber alert.

An amber warning for wind is also in place from 20:00 on Saturday to 09:00 on Sunday with gusts up to 80mph forecast on hills and along coasts.

The Met Office has also warned of the risks of flying debris in the 60 to 70mph winds. Travel could also be disrupted across Wales.

Natural Resources Wales has issued flood warnings and alerts for the River Ritec at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, and the Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows near Wrexham.


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