Hurricane Gonzalo remnants hit Wales

HIGH winds have been recorded across Wales today [21st Oct] due to the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.

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A yellow warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office across Wales today.

Winds, of up to 70mph struck Wales overnight, with strong winds continuing throughout today. The Met Office issued a yellow warning for wind across Wales today (including Ceredigion), with storm force winds on exposed coasts.

The Met Office Chief Forecaster’s assessment reads:

“A deep depression is affecting the UK with strong winds in its circulation, and there remains the potential for disruption to travel, especially as heavy showers run through, increasing the gust strength. Fallen leaves impeding drainage increases the risk of surface water affecting roads, while some damage to trees is possible, given that many are still in full leaf.”

The warning is in place until 20:00. With Aberystwyth high tide due at 19:30 at 4.40m.

The Met Office warn that the public should be aware of potential disruption to travel and look out for possible damage to trees.

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Power outages have been reported in Monmouthshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Carmarthenshire.

There has been no damage reported in Aberystwyth.

Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda last week and caused a power blackout, along with widespread damage.

A selection of photos from Eddie Whitehead of the high tide this morning.

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