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Weather warnings in place as 70mph winds set to batter Britain

Two yellow weather warnings are in place for parts of England and Wales.

Winds of up to 70mph are forecast to batter Britain this week.

Two yellow weather warnings are in place for parts of England and Wales, with the Met Office predicting strong gusts across the country.

An area of low pressure will cause winds to pick up overnight in parts of Wales and South West England.

Gusts of between 55mph and 60mph on Monday morning could see disruption to rush hour traffic, particularly over the Severn Bridge, with difficulties for high-sided vehicles and possible speed restrictions.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst predicted an “unsettled autumn day” across the country throughout the day.

A second area of low pressure coming in from the Atlantic is expected to bring more strong winds on Tuesday night, lasting into Wednesday morning.

“It is likely to bring winds across many parts of England and Wales on Tuesday and Wednesday of between 50mph and 60mph, with isolated gusts reaching 70mph,” said Mr Dewhurst.

“It could cause disruption to Wednesday morning rush hour and there could be some heavy rain associated with it as well.”

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