NORTH WALES has escaped much of the severity Storm Dennis has inflicted on the south of the country, but a yellow wind warning remains in force.

There have been road closures and warnings issued by the emergency services.

The Meteorological Office’s forecast for Wales stated: “A very wet and windy morning in the south, though the heaviest of the rain should have cleared away from the north. Rain clearing for all during the afternoon, leaving behind sunshine and scattered showers, with thunder and hail possible. Maximum temperature 10°C.

“Tonight: remaining very windy overnight, with frequent heavy and potentially thundery showers. Showers gradually becoming less frequent during the second half of the night. Chilly. Minimum temperature 3 °C.”

Monday should see: “Another day of scattered showers, interspersed with bright or sunny spells. Southern areas will probably see the heaviest of the showers, particularly in the morning. Winds gradually easing. Maximum temperature 9 °C.”

A yellow wind warning remained in force for North Wales.

Traffic Wales warned: “There are severe weather conditions across the network at the moment. We currently have flooding, landslides and fallen trees which are all being dealt with by area managers. Please stay home and avoid travelling.”

It also reported the A470 between Betwys-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog was closed due to flooding.

North Wales Police stated the A5 near Bethesda near the Ogwen Bank has been closed in both directions due to a fallen tree.

A Polic spokesperson said: “Driving conditions are difficult on the A548 between Llanrwst and Abergele, also in Llanfair TH and the A547 Rhuddlan Road in Abergele.

“There is lots of surface water on the roads, please avoid driving through floodwater.

“Do not take any risk by taking photos during Storm Dennis. Stay safe and avoid getting too close to the water, no matter how tempting the photo opportunity. No photo is worth risking your life for”.

The spokesperson added: “If the road is closed due to the weather please don't ignore the road closure signage - it is there for your safety.”

Denbighshire County Council reported: “Current road closures in Denbighshire: Lower Denbigh Road, St Asaph, Glascoed Road, St Asaph (Engine Hill to Business Park), B5429 Llysfasi to Rhydymeudwy and Green Lane, Corwen. Other roads are passable with care.”

Conwy County Borough Council stated the B5113 between Nebo and Llanrwst is closed as is the B5106 between Llanrwst and Dolgarrog because of flooding.

On Saturday Anglesey County Council warned the public to stay away from exposed parts of the coast near Treaddur Bay and elsewhere on Anglesey.

A spokesperson for Anglesey county council said: “Conditions are worsening in coastal areas. Sea water is spraying onto roads in Treaddur Bay. One of our inspectors has seen people putting themselves in danger in taking photos of waves. Please follow Marine and Coastguard Agency advice and stay away.”

The Marine and Coastguard Agency has advised the public: “Storm Dennis is in full swing, bringing with it some dangerous conditions at the coast. Stay weather aware and safe by avoiding getting too close to or going into the water. If you do see someone in trouble at the coast or in the sea ring 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

Also on Saturday the A55 Britannia Bridge crossing the Menai Strait was closed to caravans, motorcycles and cyclists due to increasing wind speeds. A speed restriction of 30 miles an hour has been introduced for all other vehicles. Traffic was diverted via the nearby Menai Bridge.