Bad weather affects thousands

High winds and heavy rain have caused damage and travel disruption to much of south and west Wales this weekend. Up to 25,000 homes were without power from Chepstow right across to Pembrokeshire.

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Engineers still trying to restore power to 100 homes

Engineers are still working to restore power to around 100 homes in south and west Wales today.

It follows last night's strong winds of up to 80mph which left 25,000 homes without power.

Winds brought down trees in Cardiff, Llanelli and Bridgend and caused travel disruption for many.

The M4 was blocked yesterday afternoon after a caravan overturned. The M48 Severn Bridge was also closed.

Natural Resources Wales are monitoring the situation as wind and waves could lead to further alerts being issued.


Guests leave Welsh resort over storm fears

Hoteliers say that guests have left a Pembrokeshire resort because of fears that the storm will cause further damage overnight.

"We've had a few guests who were due to stay the weekend and they've seen the weather forecast."They decided not to stay another night and booked out to go home early."

Firefighters close road over roof danger

Firefighters and police officers have closed a road in Tenby because of fears that a flat roof is in danger of being blown into the path of passing traffic.

The incident involves a building close to the resort's Fourcroft Hotel, above the North Beach.

Traffic was stopped from using The Croft road for much of the afternoon.

But this evening, police officers are grouping vehicles into convoys before escorting them past the scene.

10,000 homes without power

There are now currently 10,000 homes across south and west Wales without power, according to Western Power Distribution.

Bob Hoskins, manager for Western Power says they are currently experiencing a high volume of reports of power cuts from Chepstow across to Pembrokeshire.


Flood warnings in force

There are currently eleven flood warnings in place across Wales:

  • Bridgend: Newton and Porthcawl Tidal
  • Ceredigion: Clarach Bay Tidal
  • Ceredigion: Borth Tidal
  • Ceredigion: Aberystwyth Tidal
  • Conwy: Kinmel Bay
  • Conwy: Llanddulas
  • Conwy: Penrhyn Bay
  • Gwynedd: Barmouth
  • Pembrokeshire: Dale Tidal
  • Pembrokeshire: Newgale Tidal
  • Swansea: Pen-Clawdd Tidal

5,000 homes without power

There are delays on the M4 after an overturned caravan Credit: Stuart Hulse

5,000 homes are currently without power after strong winds and heavy rain are affecting parts of Wales.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service say they've received more than 50 weather related calls since 2pm.

It currently has 20 fire engines out attending incidents.

The M48 Severn Bridge remains closed.

Arriva Trains Wales say there are are delays of up to 45 minutes betwen Camarthen and Cardiff Central due to poor rail conditions.

They are advising passengers not to travel unless it's absolutely necessary.

First Great Western also say there are delays of up to 45 minutes between Swansea and Cardiff.

There are reports of fallen pylons and shed roofs blown off in parts of Tenby.

Winds of up to 80mph have been reported on Mumbles head in Swansea.

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