TRAFFIC Wales has said there are "no plans" to close the A483 viaducts in Wrexham amid forecasted strong winds today (Wednesday, January 31). 

The north of the UK is feeling some of the effects of Storm Ingunn which is hitting Norway today. 

BBC Weather is forecasting 45mph winds in Flintshire and Wrexham from around 1pm, and heavy rain in some areas from 6pm. 

The Leader: The forecast for Hawarden todayThe forecast for Hawarden today (Image: BBC Weather)

Some concerned motorists have questioned whether the A483 Dee and Ceiriog viaducts will be closed due to the wind - as they were during Storm Jocelyn. Traffic Wales has said: "We currently have no plans on closing/placing speed restrictions on the A483 viaducts today."

Weather forecaster Netweather has said significant low pressure from Storm Ingunn will bring strong winds to northern parts of the UK on Wednesday hitting the west coast of Norway on Wednesday night. 


Scotland and northern England are feeling the worst effects, with Yellow wind warnings being in place. 

The latest BBC Weather forecast for North East Wales states: 

"This afternoon will start mostly cloudy with the odd spot of light rain or drizzle possible. In the late afternoon, a band of more persistent rain will push in from the north-west. Turning windy.

"This evening is expected to be cloudy and wet. However, cloud and rain will soon clear away tonight, leaving it dry with mostly clear skies later on, although the odd patch of cloud may also move in."

The weather will improve tomorrow (Thursday), with the wind dropping and sunny spells forecast.