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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Wales snow: looking after elderly people

ITV Daybreak's Katy Fawcett visited 79-year-old Betty Jenkins in Ponthir, Newport today to talk about the importance of keeping an eye on elderly neighbours and relatives in cold weather.

Betty is visited daily by a helper from the WVRS charity, who gives her assistance around the house.

"She calls on me everyday. I know i'm going to see somebody if I need anything" says Betty.


Met Office issues travel advice for snow and ice

The Met Office have issued advice for those travelling in snowy conditions.

  • Slow down - it can take 10 times longer to stop in the snow and ice so allow extra room.
  • Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin, and avoid harsh breaking and acceleration.
  • If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid breaking.
  • If you must drive, take extra care: check the Highway Code for advice.
  • If you go outside wear several layers of clothing and keep dry to avoid loss of body heat.
  • Be careful when walking or driving on compacted snow as it may have turned to ice.
  • Take extra care when shovelling snow because the cold air makes it harder to work and breathe.

Wales snow: day of disruption likely

Snow's been falling for most of the night in parts of south-east Wales, and the Met Office says there's more to come.

An amber 'be prepared' warning will remain in place until 9am, with a yellow warning of ice across the whole country.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has cancelled the majority of outpatient appointments.

David Wood reports from Porth, in the Rhondda.


Wales snow: further snowfall expected

A family brave the snow in the Brecon Beacons Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive

An Amber warning - meaning 'be prepared' - is in force for south east Wales.

More snow fell overnight, and a number of schools are closed across Wales. For the latest information about which schools are closed, check our information page.

Meanwhile, Cardiff and Wales University Health Board have cancelled the majority of their outpatient appointments for today.

Delays at Cardiff Airport

There are delays to departures and arrivals at Cardiff Airport.

The 19.55 flight to Edinburgh is delayed, along with the 20.15 flights to Glasgow.

People arriving from Amsterdam into Cardiff also face delays.

Cardiff Airport says this is mainly due to the weather in other places.

It also says that staff will be clearing the runway during the night in an attempt to ensure people's flights can leave safely tomorrow morning.

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