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Latest live weather updates for Wales

By Rarken  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

By Paul Turner / paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk / @readmybook

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Dramatic weather affecting Wales today.

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HERE are the latest updates on incidents across Wales related to today’s stormy weather, along with your tweets:

YET more rain is on the way today with a yellow warning issued by the Met Office stretching from lunchtime today until Sunday.

Winds are expected to be less severe than of late but building again to include gusts of 40mph tomorrow and then 70mph on Saturday.

“A further Atlantic frontal system will bring a band of rain quickly eastwards during Friday night and early Saturday, with the heaviest rain again likely to be across parts of southern England and south Wales, followed in turn by heavy showers,” said a Met Office spokesman.

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Nineteen flood alerts are in places across Wales, including the coastal areas, and the Teifi and Towy rivers.

Updates:

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*Firefighters from Newtown attended an unsafe structure of plastic barriers on Broad Street.

*Firefighters from Seven Sisters attended an unsafe structure which they made safe using a 13.5m ladder.

*Firefighters from Neath attended a small unsafe tree which fell against a house in the Skewen Area.

*The A4109 is closed between the Fforest Hill junction in Aberdulais and the Mary Street junction in Crynant, because of a fallen tree.

*Arriva Trains Wales ‏has said a landslip between Llandrindod Wells and Knighton in Powys has blocked all lines and a road replacement service has been set up.

*There is severe flooding on the A470 between Libanus and Brecon. Powys Council has provided sandbags.

*The A477 Cleddau Bridge is closed in both directions between Pembroke Dock and Neyland, because of strong winds. A diversion is in operation. The closure is also affecting First Cymru Bus service 349.

*A sandbag is in the road on the M4 westbound between J37, A4229 (Pyle) and J38, A48 (Margam). The matrix sign isset to 50 mph.

*Strong winds on the M4 Briton Ferry Bridge between J41, A48 (Baglan) and J42, A48 (Fabian Way) mean a 40mph limit is in place.

*The B4286 Salem Road in Cwmafan is closed and traffic is queueing around The Waun junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles. A diversion is in operation which is also affecting First Cymru Bus service 23.

*Port Talbot inshore RNLI lifeboat launched this morning in rough seas to a 28ft cabin cruiser in difficulty.

With the wind blowing up river combined with a flooding tide, the vessel with two people on board found itself pinned up the disused Newbridge Road Bridge.

Conditions were so poor at high water, with 12ft seas, the RNLI crew were unable to launch the lifeboat at their usual location, so proceeded to their alternative launch site further up the River Afan.

Dai Jones, RNLI helmsman at Port Talbot saID: "The skipper of the cabin cruiser was attempting to move the vessel to the slip when her engine seized.

"As it was high water with 10–12ft seas, we took our lifeboat by trailor to a second launch site where it was far easier to launch.

"The conditions out there were very poor, but this is what we are trained to do and we’re just pleased we were able to attach a tow and tow the vessel back to the safety of the slipway."

The storm in focus - via earth.nullschool.net

*A 25ft (8m) boat was brought in by Swansea coastguard and a Port talbot inshore lifeboat crew after it broke free from its moorings on the River Afon near Aberavon. Two people were on board but no one was injured.

*A falling tree has destroyed the conservatory at the Cadwgan Hotel in Dyffryn Ardudwy.

*Carew Castle has been closed to the public because of the weather.

*Pembrokeshire Council has been clearing washed up pebbles from roads in Broad Haven, Nolton Haven and Dale.

*Penarth seafront remains closed due to flooding.

*The A470 northbound in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taf, has been closed because of heavy traffic and an overhanging tree between the A4059/A472 (Abercynon roundabout) and the A4060 (Abercanaid roundabout). Motorists are being diverted along the A4054 through Quaker's Yard and Aberfan.

*The Cardiff bay barrage has been closed because the wind and tide threw debris over the road.

*An overturned car caused the A48 Cowbridge by-pass in the Vale of Glamorgan to be closed in both directions.

*One lane on the original Severn Bridge was closed because of high winds.

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  • Zoomer  |  February 06 2014, 1:16PM

    williamwaun Wind turbines have to slowed down, or switched off once wind speeds reach about 45mph, or else ! http://tinyurl.com/3mga644

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  • richie2803  |  February 06 2014, 11:07AM
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  • BreadJules  |  February 06 2014, 10:03AM

    Yes, bennyhill, some have. Only yesterday. And they were built at times when people knew how to built protective walls and barriers. Not this modern cheap "quick buck" way of building.

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  • bennyhill4  |  February 06 2014, 9:46AM

    Breadjules, why would it come apart? do the piers jutting out into the sea come apart? You have always got something negative to say on all subjects

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  • BreadJules  |  February 05 2014, 9:19PM

    While we are on about wind farms and alternative energies: How would this ever so cleverly advertised tidal lagoon put up with such storms and waves? I can just imagine it coming apart.

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  • BreadJules  |  February 05 2014, 9:14PM

    Oh, what a pity, this won't create energy....wind farms don't work in wind. We all know that but our politicians will certainly find comforting words for us. Let's face it, it's pre-election time......;)

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  • williamwaun  |  February 05 2014, 8:45PM

    Think how much energy that will be created through our wind farms

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  • RichardSJenki  |  February 05 2014, 3:59PM

    til I looked at the receipt 4 dollars---4670 , I did not believe ...that...my sister really taking home money part-time from there pretty old laptop. . there great aunt has done this less than eleven months and just now cleared the dept on there house and bought a new Toyota . read ..................... ========================================================WWW.TEℭ30.ℂℴM

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