Rough sleepers urged to seek help as temperatures plummet

People sleeping rough are being urged by councils across Wales to seek shelter and support.

It comes as the country is gripped by sub-zero temperatures, with snow and freezing conditions forecast until the end of the week.

Cardiff Council has issued a plea for rough sleepers "not to spend another night outside", adding that additional emergency beds are available.

Carmarthenshire County Council has also implemented its cold weather procedures, with temporary accommodation available for those in need.

With temperatures dropping to as little as -9.4°C in some parts of Wales today, a local Newport businessman has offered to shelter to the homeless.

Courtyard and Blind Tiger will be open over the next 24 hours for the homeless. Owner, Ifan Harris, is offering free hot meals and shelter from 11pm tonight.

Thursday 1st March announcement. Credit: Boomerang Cardiff

Heavy snowfall and blizzards are expected as a red weather warning is in place across some parts of South Wales.