South West Wales

Met Office: Severe weather warning for south Wales

Waves at Pendine Image copyright Martin Stockton
Image caption The waves battered buildings along the shore at Pendine on Wednesday evening

A severe weather warning for south Wales has been issued by the Met Office as gusts of up to 60mph are forecast.

Members of the public have been warned to prepare for disruption as high winds hit many areas overnight.

Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Bridgend, Cardiff, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Caerphilly and Vale of Glamorgan will be affected.

Gales of up to 60mph will hit coastal areas, along with high tides and large waves.

A tree fell onto a car in Tavistock Street in Roath, Cardiff, in what witnesses called a "freak wind" at around 15:30 BST on Wednesday.

Image copyright Martin Stockton
Image caption Waves crashed onto the main road through Pendine during high tide

The warning comes as an area of low pressure heads for southern Ireland.

Image copyright Martin Stockton
Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Severe weather saw tailbacks on the M4 stretched back nine miles on Monday

Pembrokeshire County Council will be monitoring the coast tonight and tomorrow due to the warning combined with a high tide.

Workers will be at Amroth, Wiseman's Bridge, Dale and Newgale and will be ready to react if coastal defences are breached.

A crew will also be on duty in the centre of Haverfordwest.

High tide was at 19:00 BST and around 07:20 BST on Thursday.

Image copyright Dai Taxi
Image caption A tree fell onto this car in Roath in Cardiff after a 'freak wind' on Wednesday afternoon

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites