WINDS along the west Wales coast could hit 100mph on Friday, meteorologists have warned.

A weather warning for strong winds on Friday has been upgraded to amber with Storm Eunice expected to bring extremely strong winds.

The amber warning runs from 3am on Friday until 9pm with the Met Office saying damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down.

In an updated forecast this morning, the Met Office said: “Extremely strong winds may develop over southwest England early on Friday, before spreading north and east during the day.

“Whilst there is still some uncertainty in the track of Eunice, there is an increasing likelihood of widespread inland wind gusts of 60-70 mph and up to 80 mph in a few places.

“Around coasts of west Wales and southwest England, gusts of 90 or possibly even 100 mph are possible. Winds are expected to ease across western areas through the afternoon, and eastern areas during the evening.”

A warning for heavy snow has been issued for northern England on Friday, but at the moment, no snow is forecast for Wales.

Heavy winds are also expected later today (Wednesday) with a yellow warning in place as Storm Dudley sweeps across the country.

The warning runs from 1pm until 6am on Thursday with the Met Office saying: “Westerly winds are expected to increase further later on Wednesday afternoon and evening across southern Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England, then parts of Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia.

“There is still some uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds but there is the potential for inland wind gusts of 60-70 mph in places.

“The worst of the winds will ease through Thursday morning, though remaining generally windy during the day.”