Heavy rain and winds bring disruption to south Wales

M4 traffic on Monday Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Tailbacks on the M4 stretched back nine miles on Monday

Flooding and strong winds have caused serious disruption across south Wales.

Heavy rain between Newport and Malpas junctions of the M4 on Monday triggered a nine-mile (14km) tailback up to Cardiff Gate, junction 30.

Strong winds also wreaked havoc, sending a tree crashing into a number of cars in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan.

Boats were also torn from moorings in Swansea, Aberdaron, Ceredigion, and Rhyl, Denbighshire.


  • A 40mph speed limit was imposed on the Severn Bridge
  • A tree has been cleared after it fell and blocked the A4055 Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, near Eastbrook railway station

However, the Met Office said the worst of the weather is over and sunshine with showers are expected later.

A yellow "be aware" warning for wind issued for Wales ended at midday.

Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Heavy rain sparked flooding on the M4 at Newport

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