UK weather warning: 60mph easterly winds to batter Britain as Met Office issues alert

London: The UK’s national weather service warned winds could impact both travel and tourism

Strong easterly winds of 60 miles per hour look set to batter Britain as the Met Office issues a yellow alert for Friday.

A yellow wind warning is in place from midnight until 6pm. It will cover parts of north west and west Wales, including Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys.

The Met Office said: “Locally strong and at times gusty easterly winds are expected to develop to the west of high ground overnight.

“Thursday into Friday, with gusts of 44-55 miles per hour likely. There is a small chance a few places could see gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour.

“This may lead to difficult conditions for holiday traffic on Friday, and could result in a few fallen trees affecting some roads and railway lines.

“Temporary structures across campsites and outdoor events could be damaged.