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Amber warning issued for wind and rain

The warning is valid from 1pm to midnight. Credit: Met Office

There are four flood warnings and 11 flood alerts in force, mostly for West Wales, ahead of forecast heavy rain and strong winds.

The Met Office has a amber 'be prepared' warning with up to 50mm of rain expected with winds of up to 60mph along the coast of West and South Wales.

Roads were flooded in areas of Fishguard. Credit: Bernard Semaani

It says this is what can we expect:

  • A few homes and businesses flooded
  • Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer
  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges
  • Some short term loss of power and other services
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
Flooding on the beach road at Newgale. Credit: Christopher Barter Davies

Milford Haven, Fishguard and Solva all experienced floods overnight and Pembrokeshire County Council have warned property owners in Haverfordwest town centre to prepare for more.

Flooding in Milford Haven continued into the morning.

Predicted heavy rainfall this afternoon and evening is expected to significantly increase the level of the River Cleddau running through the town. Quay Street and the Riverside – including County Hall – are expected to be most at risk along with Prospect Place and properties in the vicinity of Cartlett Brook. Four flood warnings are currently in place in Pembrokeshire at Solva and nearby Middle Mill and for the Western Cleddau at Merlins Bridge and Riverside, Haverfordwest.

– Pembrokeshire County Council Spokesperson
Emergency services try to clear flood waters in Milford Haven.

Six cottages near the Havenshead retail park in Milford Haven have been evacuated due to flooding, as well as four houses at Lower Priory. The retail park has been closed and other businesses nearby have been warned of further flooding.

Homes were evacuated overnight as flood waters continue to rise.

A McDonald's in the village of Merlin's Bridge near Haverfordwest was flooded overnight. The drive-thru area resembled a lake, with water rising up to the entrances of the restaurant.

The entrances to the restaurant flooded with water.
A number of routes across south and west Wales are closed because of flooding.

Dyfed-Powys Police said emergency services are dealing with flooding in Milford Haven and urged members of the public to avoid the Lower Priory area.

Natural Resources Wales also issued flood warnings across south and west Wales. They warned of further localised flooding and disruption to travel as heavy rain continues.

We’re asking people to take care and regularly view our flood alerts and warnings, updated every 15 minutes on our live flood warning map available on our website. With rore wet weather forecast it is also advisable to check local weather reports and news for any disruption in your area and leave extra time for journeys.

– Andrew Winterton, NRW Duty Tactical Manager

Flooding has disrupted travel with Transport for Wales services suspended between Haverfordwest and Milford Haven due to flooding.

The A40 is closed both ways due to flooding from A487 (Rafael Roundabout, Fishguard) to A4219 (Scleddau).

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A number of other routes are also closed or affected.

  • There is a lane closed on the A40 Arnold's Hill Westbound from Slebech to the A4076 (Scotchwell Roundabout, Haverfordwest)
  • Crowhill Road is closed from Camrose to Haverfordwest
  • Cromwell Road in Lower Priory is closed at Thornton Road
  • A487 through Newgale (Pembrokeshire)

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