Heavy rain and strong winds hit Wales

The Met Office has issued more 'be aware' warnings of rain and high winds for the whole of Wales.

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200 homes have power restored in north Wales

Around 200 homes were left without electricity yesterday. Credit: Lynne Hennessey

Scottish Power have confirmed this morning that all homes affected by heavy rain and strong winds in north Wales have had their power restored.

Around 200 homes were left without electricity yesterday after another day of poor weather conditions.

A spokesperson for Scottish Power confirmed that all power was back on at around 8.00pm last night.


200 homes still without power in north Wales

Around 200 homes are still without power in north Wales after another night of heavy rain and strong winds.

Yesterday, 700 homes were without electricity after a day of poor weather conditions.

Engineers worked into the night to restore power to around 500 homes, but gales and flooding have been hampering their efforts this morning.

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Our engineers are out again today going through the process of reconnecting customers.

– Scottish Power

Yesterday storm Desmond wreaked havoc across much of north Wales.

There were extensive rail delays, and problems on the roads, with drivers warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

500 homes still without power in parts of north Wales

Over 500 homes are still without power as gales and heavy rain hit parts of Wales.

Credit: Lynne Hennessey

Around 700 homes were affected in total on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Scottish Power said engineers were working as fast as possible to return power, but that the high winds were making working conditions difficult.

More wind and rain is expected throughout tonight.

People advised to travel only if necessary in 'truly wild' conditions

People in North Wales are being advised not to travel unless 'absolutely necessary', as bad weather continues.

One police officer in North Wales described the weather in Snowdonia as 'truly wild'.

Sergeant Rob Taylor from the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team advised people to travel only if necessary.

700 homes have been left without power.


Helicopter rescues man trapped on top of car in floods

North Wales Police and emergency services have saved a man who was trapped on top of his car in flood waters in Llandygai near Bangor.

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The 33 year old man told officers he was holding onto a tree on top of his car and was beginning to float downstream.

North Wales coastguard scrambled a helicopter to the scene and the man is now safe and well.

North Wales Police say they are experiencing a high demand in calls due to the weather conditions.

In pictures: Storm Desmond wreaks havoc on Wales

This was the scene in Beaumaris Credit: Lynne Hennessey

Rain and high winds have battered parts of North Wales today as Storm Desmond wreaks havoc across the country.

Emergency services have reported trees fallen and several cars stranded in high waters.

This was the scene near Llanrug Credit: Jamie Stevens

Elsewhere on the A55 they've warned of poor driving conditions.

The weather has also affected public transport with delays on trains.

In Llanfairfechan in Conwy a train ran over a bus shelter, which had blown on to the track.

Engineers work to clear the rail track Credit: Gwenli Thomas
This was the scene in Conwy Credit: Sonia Louise Hughes
Shed falls on to car in Llanfairfechan Credit: Jared Pegler
Fast-flowing river in Conwy Credit: Jared Pegler

North Wales weather causes delays on the rail network

There are delays of up to one hour on Arriva Trains Wales services between Llandudno and Bangor due to obstruction on the line.

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