A YELLOW weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for the Cardigan area tonight (Tuesday January 2) and tomorrow.

Strong and at times gusty winds and driving rain are expected tonight from 6pm through to 6pm tomorrow. Gales of 60 to 70 mph are likely, while some coastal areas have a chance of seeing gusts of 80 mph.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track northeastwards across the UK. There is however still a lot of uncertainty over the exact track that the low pressure will take and hence where precisely the strongest winds will be.

“Combined with a period of high tides, it's likely that some coastal communities and routes will be affected by spray and large waves, while there is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, along western and southern coasts.

“There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life, as well as minor property damage, from flying debris.”

Natural Resources Wales has issued a flood warning for the estuary at Cardigan for tonight and tomorrow. The winds are forecast to be force 8 from a Westerly direction. High tide at Cardigan is expected to occur at approximately 7.51pm tonight and at 8.12am tomorrow (January 3).

They are advising people to be careful on low lying land close to the estuary.

Pembrokeshire County Council is expecting disruption similar to Storm Brian in November 2017. Flood warnings are expected to be issued for Amroth, Dale and Newgale.

At Newgale, overtopping by waves expected and a precautionary road closure will be in place on the A487 from 6pm tonight until after the tide recedes (around 8pm).

However, if there is substantial debris in the road, this will not be cleared until after tomorrow morning's high tide.