Winds in the area reached speeds of more than 50mph on Saturday night.
Coastal and flood-prone communities across Wales are preparing themselves for another battering from the weather this weekend
Ceredigion Council estimates that damage in Aberystwyth and elsewhere in the country will top £1.5m.
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Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat crew have rescued a man they believe was taking photographs of the waves. Despite public warnings to stay away from the coastline, it seems the man walked to the end of the wooden jetty. Rescuers say he became trapped due to the force of the waves.
At 10am on 4th January the lifeboat was called in after the police and coastguard were unable to get to him. He was rescued and returned safely to the RNLI boathouse.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat said:
“Whilst the extreme sea conditions are attracting people to the coastline, we repeat our warning to the public stay safe and to keep away from the shore line and dangerous waves."
A small earthquake measuring 1.9 on the richter scale, which was centred on Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, was felt as far away as Aberystwyth.
According to the British Geological Survey, the tremor occurred at 9.30am this morning.
A small earthquake measuring 1.9 on the richter scale has hit Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys.
The tremor occurred at 9.30am this morning.
According to the British Geological Survey, the epicentre was 4km (2.2 miles) below the surface.
Five Welsh railway stations are to benefit from a £24 million investment. Aberystwyth is one of the stations that will get a revamp. Improvements will include step-free access and a new forecourt.
Scientists at Aberystwyth University have calculated there may be around a septillion, that's a trillion trillion, microbes living in the uppermost 2m of Earth’s glaciers.
They say there may be as many microbes at glacier surfaces as there are in the top 200m of the world’s oceans.
Drs Tristram Irvine-Fynn (Department of Geography and Earth Sciences) and Arwyn Edwards (Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences) have presented revised estimates of the number of microbes in Earth’s glaciers and ice sheet.
Their findings are in a paper published online this week in the journal Cytometry Part A.
Dr Tristram Irvine-Fynn:
“Most of life on Earth is microscopic, and we know there are more microbes on planet Earth than stars in the observable Universe.”
A rope maze in Aberystwyth will now be locked at night after naked revellers were caught using it as a party venue.
It's after a local resident wrote to the council to complain about people he believed to be drunk students who were seen running around the maze in a naked or semi-naked state.
The resident described how the group's antics lasted about half an hour, and the noise was enough to wake his children and prompt him to call the police.
Town councillors have now agreed to lock the maze at night:
"As a University town we do experience an element of young people enjoying themselves in high spirits.
The council has taken on board the fact that for security reasons we need to put a lock on the gate. That has either happened or will do so soon."
Four people have been airlifted to hospital after their boat capsized off the Gwynedd coast.
It overturned close to the shore near Aberdovey and Tywyn.
Those on board managed to get ashore, but they were flown to Bronglais Hospital as a precaution by an RAF rescue helicopter.
Milford Haven coastguard said the group were assessed on shore, and had suffered no injuries.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre has appointed a new director. Almost 2,000 people signed a petition calling for the former director, Alan Hewson, to be reinstated after claims that he had been suspended. Mr Hewson has since retired.
The new director is Gareth Lloyd Roberts who previously worked as a producer at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.