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Students on the lash in Wales - as it lashes down!

Students hit Cardiff city centre for a freshers event despite the severe weather. Credit: Wales News Service

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.

Warnings were ignored by those turning out for the Carnage event. Credit: Wales News Service

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.

Students in Cardiff out last night without an umbrella! Credit: Wales News Service

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VIDEO: Localised flooding in Cardiff

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.

M4 Second Severn Crossing reopened

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.

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Second Severn Crossing will also close overnight

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.

– Highways Agency

More of your pictures as the storm heads for Wales

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.

Strong winds whip up the sea at Porthcawl earlier today Credit: Gwenno Davies
Strong winds whip up the sea at Porthcawl earlier today Credit: Gwenno Davies
Strong winds whip up the sea at Porthcawl earlier today Credit: Gwenno Davies
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