News high-winds

After heavy overnight rain battering the area, tonight will see high winds strike.

Already by 4pm winds are picking up around the area, with the worst set to start from 6pm.

Dave sent us the above picture saying: “A tree has come down on car by White Waters Hotel in Llangollen” resulting in a large queue on the A5.

The official warning states: “Westerly winds are expected to pick up on Sunday evening across North Wales, Liverpool Bay and northwest England, then also across the Pennines and northeast England before extending to southeast Scotland overnight.”

“Gusts of 40-50 mph are likely quite widely, perhaps in excess of 60 mph – this most likely across the Pennines where isolated gusts as high as 70 mph are possible.”

“Winds will tend to moderate from the southwest of the yellow area overnight but will remain strong across northeast England and southeastern Scotland into Monday morning.”

“The public should be aware of the potential for some minor disruption and difficult driving conditions given the unseasonably strong winds.”

This follows overnight heavy rain, with a radar image from last night copied below:

storm on way 500x445 40 50 MPH Wind Warning For Wrexham Area

The storm that hit overnight, radar image from the evening.