INCREASING wind speeds have forced both lanes to close on the M48 Severn Bridge.

Both lanes have been closed in directions J1 Aust to J2 Newhouse on the bridge due to high winds.

A weather warning is in place for Gwent to start the week. The Met Office have placed a yellow warning over the region, starting from midday on Monday and running until 9am on Tuesday.

Travel disruption is expected and they warn of damage to some structures as well.

Winds of up to 60mph are expected.