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Wet overnight!

by Ruth Wignall

Tonight: Cloud and outbreaks of rain in the southwest will continue to spread northeastwards overnight, with drier, clearer conditions following. However, some scattered showers may return to western parts. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Thursday: It will be a dry and bright start to the day for many, with sunny spells, but a band of showery rain will spread eastwards through the day. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday: A mix of sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday. Winds gradually easing through Saturday. A mostly dry day on Sunday, with bright or sunny spells.


Llanelli backpacker found dead in Thailand

Jay Davies
Jack Davies, also known as Jay, was found dead while travelling in Thailand. Credit: Wales News Service

A 21-year-old backpacker from Llanelli has been found dead while travelling in Thailand.

Jack Davies, also known as Jay, was staying on the island of Ko Phi Phi, off the coast of Phuket, when he is understood to have died suddenly.

The cause of his death is still being investigated.

In a statement, his parents Christine and Jonathan Davies said: "He was a lovely boy and everybody loved him."

Mr Davies, who was a former pupil of Old Road Primary School, Bryngwyn Comprehensive and Coleg Sir Gar, had been following his dream of travelling.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand, on 24 August 2014.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

ITV Cymru Wales update following power failure

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We apologise to viewers for the loss of some of our news bulletins over the Bank Holiday. The affected bulletins were our Sunday evening news bulletin and the bulletins in Monday's Good Morning Britain. Normal emergency protocols were followed and we joined the ITV West news service.

This was due to the failure of the electricity substation that provides power to the building. All the businesses in the building were affected.

An emergency generator was utilised while Western Power carried out work on the substation and subsequent ITV Cymru Wales news programmes on Monday and Tuesday were broadcast as normal.

However, the generator failed overnight on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of three Wales bulletins in Good Morning Britain today. Again, normal emergency procedures were followed and we joined the ITV West news opt-outs. The Wales service was restored for our 07.55 bulletin, as well as for our lunchtime bulletin. We're hopeful that power from the substation will be restored this evening.

We apologise once again to viewers for the loss of service. The cause of the failure is being looked into by the power company.


Man arrested after three pedestrians injured in collision

Police investigating a collision in Caerleon on Saturday evening, in which three people were injured, have arrested a 20-year-old man.

Two men, aged 79 and 63, and a 71-year-old woman are still being treated at the Royal Gwent hospital, where their condition is described as stable.

A local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injuries through dangerous driving, on suspicion of failing to stop at a road traffic collision and on suspicion of failing to report a road traffic collision.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened outside the Roman Lodge Hotel on Ponthir Road at around 9.05pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101, quoting log 595 23/8/14.

RNLI: Take care visiting the coast due to forecast

RNLI lifeguards are urging people to take extra care when visiting the coast due to large swells of water forecast over the next few weeks.

Our top advice would be to visit a lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red and yellow flags - this is the area that’s monitored by the lifeguard team throughout the day.

If you’re unsure of anything please ask one of the lifeguards – they are always more than happy to help.

– Philip Davies, RNLI Lifeguard Manager

Read: Coast warning as man and children rescued by RNLI

Two arrests after 'unexplained' Pontlottyn death

Two men have been arrested by police investigating the death of a 20-year-old man near Rhymney.

Officers were called just before 5pm yesterday afternoon to an address on Mount Street in the village of Pontlottyn.

They say the man's death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A 24-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 30-year-old man, also local, has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.

Both remain in police custody.

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