CLOSE on the heels of last week's Yellow Warnings of snow and ice, the Met Office has today issued two Yellow Warnings for strong winds across Powys.

The first warns of very strong winds that are expected on Wednesday night (10pm to 9am) while the second covers Friday evening and early Saturday (midnight and 6pm).

A Met Office spkesperson says of Friday's weather: "A deep area of low pressure is expected to track across northern Britain later on Friday and through early Saturday. Southwesterly winds will strengthen through Friday.

"Gales will become widespread later on Friday, persisting well into Saturday while becoming more westerly. While some places may miss the worst of the winds, inland gusts of 50 mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts in excess of 60 mph, more especially across the north of the warning area on Saturday.

"Gusts of up to 70 mph are likely around some coasts exposed to the west or southwest. Winds will gradually ease on Saturday, with the strongest winds becoming confined to Scotland on Saturday afternoon.

"These winds will lead to large waves affecting coasts and the possibility of waves overtopping some coastal routes, especially in the west and south of the warning area. In addition, bands of heavy rain sweeping eastwards on Friday in particular will present an additional hazard.

A Yellow Warning advises there could be:

• Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

• Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

• Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

• It’s possible that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities could be affected by spray and/or large waves