STORM Brendan is set to bring gales up to 80mph and heavy rain as it sweeps across the Cardigan area tomorrow (Monday, January 13).

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert which runs from midday tomorrow until midnight, with coastal areas predicted to bear the brunt of the storm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “An area of very strong winds will move eastwards across the UK through Monday afternoon and evening, clearing eastwards overnight.

“The strongest winds are expected around exposed coasts and hills. Here gusts of 60-70 mph are likely, with a few sites perhaps seeing gusts to 80 mph.

“Inland gusts of 45-55 mph are more likely. A narrow band of squally heavy rain moving east, accompanying the strongest winds, may be an additional hazard.

“Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, along with delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

“Some short term loss of power and other services is possible. It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.”