Yellow weather warning issued as 50mph gusts hit Shropshire

North Wales to be battered by rain and wind as Met office issues yellow weather warning

Outbreaks of rain, some of it heavy, will accompany the strong winds and will add to the hard driving conditions.

Downpours are also expected to make driving conditions hard and public transport may be affected. A few homes and businesses could also be flooded.

In the Highlands rail passengers faced disruption after three landslips following heavy rain forced the cancellation of some services.

Outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy, will add to the hard travel conditions.

Meanwhile north of the border there is a snow warning in place from 3am to 1pm on Thursday, covering most of northern Scotland. "There remains some uncertainty regarding where the heaviest snow will fall".

Gusts of between 65mph and 70mph are expected along exposed coasts and over high ground, with 50mph winds more likely in other areas/.

Strong winds are expected to move east across England and Wales during the day, easing from the south east at around dawn on Thursday.

The Met Office yellow warning for snow affects much of Scotland.

"Many places within the warning area will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground".

Commuters and motorists are advised that journey times could be affected.

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