High tides expected to hit Aberystwyth again over the weekend

HIGH TIDES predicted for the weekend are expected to be the highest this year, with forecasts of waves climbing up to 7.8 metres. In an e-mail sent out to the student body Pro-Vice Chancellor Rebecca Davies said;

1524433_276885302463753_1099572598_o“The University will be monitoring the weather as this week progresses and will inform you in good time of any measures that might be needed to ensure the safety of those who live in seafront residences.”

She also added that students should be mindful of how dangerous high waves can be.

Earlier in the month, Aberystwyth was battered by high tides and storm surges severely damaging the seafront, with the repair costs around Ceredigion now exceeding £1.5 million. Whilst no weather warnings have been issued as of yet for Aberystwyth, Ceredigion County Council has said that the sea defences should be ready by Friday to protect the seafront from any further damage.

Bronglais County Councillor Alun Williams told BBC Radio Wales that they are taking precautions, but pointed out that the extreme weather conditions experienced earlier in the month were due to this combination of high tides and strong winds.

Weather warnings have been issued for other parts of Wales, including the River Dyfi which runs through Machynlleth, due to heavy rain and potential flooding.