PARTS of Wales could face blizzards on Friday as two storms are set to hit the UK this week.

It looks set to be a blustery week with weather warnings in place on Thursday and Friday as storms Dudley and Eunice sweep across the country.

A yellow warning for heavy winds has been issued for parts of north Wales on Thursday, including the Llyn Peninsula, as Storm Dudley sweeps over most of the northern British Isles, with winds of up to 70mph possible.

This will be followed by Storm Eunice on Friday from midnight until 9pm.

A yellow weather warning is in place for all of Wales with Storm Eunice likely to bring a period of very strong winds and snow that could lead to significant disruption.

Issuing a warning this morning for Friday’s Storm Eunice, The Met Office said: “Extremely strong winds may develop over southwest England early on Friday, before spreading north and east during the morning. It is not yet clear where within the warning area the strongest winds will be but gusts of 60-70 mph are possible over a reasonably large area with a small chance of a brief period of gusts reaching 80 mph even inland.

“Coastal winds are likely to be the strongest. In addition to the wind, there is the potential for a period of snow and perhaps blizzard conditions, most likely over northern England, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north Wales.

“However, this is very dependant on the track of the weather system and most places will see heavy rain instead.”