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Severe weather warning for the whole of Wales

The Met Office says hail is possible tonight. Credit: Michael Reichel/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office says isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of Wales.

It says some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding.

Hailstorms and frequent lightning are also possible hazards.

It says the public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.

The yellow 'be aware' warning is in force from 7pm to midnight.


Yellow warning for snow and ice over weekend

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for snow and ice across much of Wales for the weekend.

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The warning has been extended from Friday where there was snowfall in north and mid Wales causing travel disruption and hazardous driving conditions.

Snow showers are also expected on Sunday.

The Met Office said there's the potential for disruption throughout this period due to the accumulating snow and ice but also with temporary blizzard conditions leading to very difficult driving conditions.

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

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.

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
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