Pictures show Storm Barra damage in Wales as Aberystwyth Promenade 'ripped up'

 Clare Jonsson captured the waves crashing against Aberystwyth Promendade.

Pictures of the damage caused by Storm Barra in Wales show a seaside promenade "ripped up" with cars blown across the road.

The storm brought the highest wind gusts in the UK to Aberdaron in Gwynedd, with speeds reaching 86mph yesterday (December 7).

Valley saw the second highest wind gusts at 76mph, with Pembrey Sands in Carmarthenshire in fourth place with gusts of 73mph.

A Met Office weather warning for wind is still in place for large parts of Wales until 6pm today (December 8).

Cars were dragged across the road by the winds Credit: Aberystwyth Town Council

And pictures released by Aberystwyth Town Council show the extent of the damage to the town, with "the Promenade ripped up, shelter damaged and cars pushed across the road".

Storm Barra has also caused damage to a school roof in Dafen, Llanelli, forcing it to stay closed today.

Most pupils had already left the school when the storm hit, and fortunately nobody was injured.

Transport for Wales has introduced a revised ‘emergency timetable’ to keep Wales moving and passengers are encouraged to only travel if essential.

The school roof of Ysgol Bryngwyn was damaged in Storm Barra

Around 90 trains were cancelled this morning and six flood warnings and 14 flood alerts remained in place across Wales.

The damage caused by Storm Barra comes less than a fortnight after Storm Arwen, which also caused chaos in some areas.

Around 28,000 people were left without power in Wales during that storm - including Many Tears Animal Rescue, which lost a puppy due to the cold.

Damage to the Promenade in Aberystwyth Credit: Aberystwyth Town Council

The Met Office said it is unlikely that Storm Barra will cause the same amount of damage as Storm Arwen.

Almost 250 homes had lost power because of the latest storm yesterday (December 7).