Snow and flood threats

Wales is still trying to get back to normal, after a week of snow disruption. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning - meaning 'be aware' - for snow in the north east of the country. A yellow warning for flooding is in place in the south.

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Yellow warning of ice across Wales

The public are being advised to take care when travelling Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Wales is braced for another day of poor weather, as the Met Office has issued a yellow warning - which means 'be aware' - of ice across mid and south Wales.

According to the Met Office website ice may form on untreated surfaces, and there may be a few light snow flurries through the day.

For many in Wales, it will be the seventh day of snow and ice.

Brass monkeys weather: Nakima combats the cold

Those of us struggling to keep warm during the recent snowy spell might find ourselves turning to cosy blankets and hot cups of tea - and we're not alone.

These chimps, who would usually be basking in the heat of the rainforests in the wild, are adopting the same measures as us to combat the cold.

But staff at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary in Swansea say in reality the chimps are coping just fine - and joked that one or two like Nakima, pictured above, are prone to 'milking it'.

Kevin Ashford braved the 'brass monkeys' weather to meet the primates.


Bus carrying 40 pupils slides off Pembrokeshire road

Around 40 schoolchildren are awaiting rescue after their bus slid off a road near Crymych in Pembrokeshire.

The pupils, from Ysgol y Preseli, were on their way home after their school closed early due to bad weather.

It happened between Maenclochog and Mynachlogddu. There are no reported injuries.

A spokesperson for Pembrokeshire County Council said: "The pupils are staying onboard while waiting for a relief bus to collect them and continue their journey."

On Monday, 16 children and three adults had a lucky escape when a schoolbus slid off the road and became trapped on an embankment in the village of Llanfach, near Abercarn.

Rescued Snowdonia campers 'lacked experience'

A group of young campers who had to be rescued from Snowdonia last night in sub-zero conditions 'lacked the knowledge and experience' for their adventure, rescuers said today.

The three, from Shrewsbury, had gone for a walk on the north ridge and didn't have torches with them when darkness fell.

They became stuck near the Cannon Rock, 1,000ft high on Tryfan, before being led to safety by members of Ogwen mountain rescue team, who were on the mountain for more than six hours.

[They were] were very pleased to see us, cold but unharmed. They were young people seeking adventure and went up the mountain with the best intentions - but lacked knowledge and experience.

– Chris Lloyd, Ogwen rescue team
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