A leading Welsh tourism operator has criticised the Met Office for scaring away visitors with their warning of a severe storm. Wales escaped the worst of the threatened damage with the bad weather hitting the south West England instead.
As the downpour hit Wales - hundreds of students ignored the storm to go on a Cardiff pub crawl and dance in the rain.
University freshers paid little attention to to the severe weather warnings and went out drinking across the city centre in fancy dress as part of a series of Carnage events.
And torrential rains and winds in excess of 90mph on Sunday night did nothing to damped their spirits as they took to the streets in short skirts and cropped tops.
The students wore white Carnage T-shirts - and there wasn't a raincoat or umbrella in sight.
Council workers were out in the city this morning clearing roads after heavy rainfall last night.
Although Wales avoided the worst of the storm, 6 flood alerts remain in force across the country.
One vehicle became stuck in deep water on Penarth Road in Cardiff and the road remains closed as workers attempt to clear the area.
Local bus services are diverted.
The M4 Second Severn Crossing has now reopened after being closed overnight due to high winds.
The M48 Severn Bridge remains closed after the Highways Agency and police forces in England and Wales reviewed the situation overnight.
Even though the Second Severn Crossing is now reopened, tailbacks will impact on the early Monday rush hour.
Gwent Police are urging people to plan ahead.
There are currently 5 flood warnings across Wales:
Gwynedd, Denbighshire: Upper Dee Valley from Llanuwchllyn to Llangollen including
Powys: Vyrnwy Catchment.
Powys, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cardiff: River Taff.
Powys, Shropsire: Upper Teme upstream and including Knighton.
Wrexham, Cheshire: Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows.
Flights may be disrupted on Mon 28th due to weather- passengers should check flight status with airline before travelling
– Highways Agency
Motorists planning to travel between England and South Wales overnight and early tomorrow morning are being warned that both Severn crossings, the M48 and M4 will be closed in both directions for several hours due to the high winds.
The M48 suspension bridge has been closed to high-sided and other vulnerable vehicles during the day and closed to all traffic from 7pm Sunday evening.
The weather forecast is for very high winds peaking at around 4am, so agencies on both sides of the Severn have taken the decision to also close the second Severn Crossing, the M4, from 3am Monday morning.
Hurricane force winds are expected across parts of Wales overnight and tomorrow morning.
There are also fears of flooding in mid and north east Wales.
Mike Griffiths has been finding out how people are preparing - and already dealing - with the stormy weather.
The M48 Severn Bridge is now closed to all traffic due to high winds.
Gwenno Davies has also sent in these dramatic pictures from Porthcawl, taken earlier. Weather warnings are in place for the whole of the south of Wales for high winds.