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Flood alerts remain in place across many parts of Wales

Wind and rain will continue to affect Wales and other parts of the UK after torrential downpours caused flash-flooding and travel problems across many parts of the country.

This van was washed away moments after the driver was rescued. Credit: Carmarthen Police

The extreme weather brought on by Storm Angus saw a ferry carrying passengers stranded at sea, roads and schools closed, homes flooded, cars submerged, people rescued and railway lines engulfed by the rising water.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said the heaviest and most persistent rain will move north-eastwards throughout Monday night, with overall weather improvements not expected until later in the week.

Behind all the rain, across the rest of the UK, there is a lot of showers and some of these are heavy and thundery at times - these will gradually clear as we go through tomorrow. It will be a better day, but it is still going to be quite windy. Even though the worst of the rain is clearing northwards, we have still got some pretty strong winds to deal with which will likely cause some further problems.

– Alex Burkill, Meteorologist

19 flood alerts are in force in place across many parts of Wales, including north and west Pembrokeshire, areas around the River Ely in Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan and up north in Flintshire around Mold.

Elsewhere a Stena Europe ferry which failed to dock at Fishguard at 12.30pm after leaving Rosslare, Ireland at 9am on Monday is expected to attempt a second docking at midday, a Stena Line spokeswoman said.

The company said 87 passengers and 59 crew members remained on board the vessel overnight and stressed the health and safety of all on board is "paramount".

Russell Sherwood has been missing since Sunday morning. Credit: South Wales Police

And Police in south Wales looking for 69-year-old Russell Sherwood, who disappeared during the stormy conditions, will resume the search for him later after fading light and treacherous weather conditions halted efforts yesterday.

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