Thousands of homes without power as Storm Eunice hits Wales

Many areas across Mid and South Wales have been hit by power outages. Credit: Western Power Distribution

Thousands of homes across Wales are without power as Storm Eunice hits the country amid an amber weather warning.

Western Power Distribution is reporting several incidents of 'high voltage' power outages across South and Mid Wales.

As of 16:48 on Friday (February 18), there were a total of 35,549 homes in Wales without power.

In a statement, it said: "We are aware of this power cut incident which was raised at 7.54am this morning (February 18) and our engineers are working to get the power returned as quickly as possible.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing you."

The red and amber weather warning areas for Storm Eunice on Friday 18 February 2022 Credit: Met Office

High voltage incidents tend to be larger, affecting the wider area and could mean your neighbours are off supply too, Western Power Distribution says.

  • Which areas are affected and how many homes are without power?


Areas of St Clears, Burry Port, Llanllwni are among those affected, plus around 345 in Camarthen alone. Outages look set to stay throughout the day as engineers estimate problems will be resolved by 6pm.


Steynton is experiencing significant disruption with more than 1,000 homes without power. There are also power cuts in St Davids, the areas surrounding Pembroke Dock, Harverford West and Fishguard.


Swathes of the Gower are without power plus there were outages at homes in Bishopston, Sketty, Morriston and Clydach.

124 homes in Sketty were out of power, but connection resumed after midday.

Neath Port Talbot

There are hundreds of homes without power in and around Pontardawe, plus a low voltage disruption has been reported in the SA12 postcode. These incidents tend to be smaller, more localised and could be why some of your neighbours still have power.

Around 250 homes in Port Talbot are without power.


Homes in Porthcawl, Pyle, Litchard, Ogmore and Cowbridge are without power, with outages also reported at Ogmore Vale and Maesteg.

More than 100 properties could be without power in Hendre throughout the afternoon.


Around 100 homes have disrupted power supplies in the Roath area of Cardiff, plus a high voltage incident in hitting a handful of homes near St Fagan's.


Earlier problems in the NP20 postcodes are reported to be resolved but there are still dozens of homes without power near Magor.

For the latest information on power cuts near you, visit Western Power Distribution.

What to do during a power cut

  • Find your fuse box and check that the trip switch is set to ‘On’. If it’s in the ‘Off’ position, turn off anything plugged into sockets (or pull out the plugs) and turn the switch to ‘On’. If the power doesn’t come back on, call Western Power Distribution's contact centre on 0800 6783 105.

  • Don’t open your freezer. Most power cuts are short, and your freezer will keep the contents protected for up to 12 hours.

  • Turn off or unplug any sensitive and expensive electrical equipment. Electrical surges during power cuts can damage digital devices, such as phones, TVs, laptops, and tablets.

  • Check on your neighbours, especially those who are elderly, very ill or disabled. Ensure they’re warm, have enough food, drink and medicine, and that any medical equipment is working.