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Storm Ruth has arrived: Weather warnings are in place for Wales

By SWEPRMosalski  |  Posted: February 08, 2014

By Ruth Mosalski / ruth.mosalski@swwmedia.co.uk / @ruthmosalski

  • This map from the Met Office shows the areas affected by the amber and yellow warnings

  • The coast should be braced for more bad weather

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Batten down the hatches - she's arrived. The winds are howling and rain pouring across South Wales.

Atlantic Storm Ruth has arrived and is already making her presence known.

The latest bout of bad weather has brought strong winds and rain to the whole of South West Wales.

The Met Office have put an Amber warning in place across Wales for wind of up to 80mph should be exposed in the most exposed locations.

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They warn: "The public should be prepared for disruption to transport and locally to power supplies, particularly when combined with the impacts of heavy rainfall."

The warning has now been extended to last into Sunday.

There is also a yellow warning in place for rain.

Today, the forecast is for showers and long spells of rain with severe gales along the coast.

The winds are set to peak at around noon but will stay high throughout the day and most of the weekend.

Fans who have made the journey to Dublin for today's Six Nations game will also see some poor weather - but much better than here in Swansea where for Derby Day, players at the Liberty can expect to battle the weather as well as the Cardiff City players.

By the time the teams kick off at 5.30pm, the winds will still be high and long showers are expected.

The Met Office say southwest England, Wales and coastal districts bordering the Bristol Channel and English Channel will bear the brunt of the strongest winds, particularly through Saturday afternoon and evening.

“These winds will also whip up large waves over the eastern Atlantic which will affect southwest facing coasts during Saturday. The very strong winds are expected to last into Sunday morning for many parts," a spokesperson said.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service say they have been warned to expect reports of damage as winds get stronger this afternoon.

Damage is already being spotted around the city, with the strong gusts blowing down fences.

Tom Drew took this video of Limeslade, Mumbles Head and Caswell

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  • Jamie225  |  February 09 2014, 9:09PM

    Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://tinyurl.com/o6y5w5r - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.

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  • ManicRuss  |  February 09 2014, 12:38PM

    "Storm Ruth"?? Who the hell decided to give it a name? Another silly Americanism. What next, everyone using their "cell phones"?

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