Weather warning poses danger to life

1 March 2018, 12:29


The Met Office has issued the most severe weather warning for South Wales and the South West of England.

A red warning for heavy snow and strong wind comes into force from around 3 o clock this afternoon. 

It means the weather could potentially cause a risk to life. 

It is covering areas like: 

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Newport
  • Rhonnda Cynon Taff
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
It's been added to the amber warning covering most of Wales. 

There's no dressing up as Welsh ladies and wearing rugby jerseys in classes - as schools are closed this St David's Day.

Cardiff University have already confirmed they'll be shut as well as today. 

Flights to and from Cardiff Airport are facing delays or cancellations - so check before you travel. 

Arriva Trains Wales have amended timetables - and only want passengers travelling if it's absolutely necessary.

 South Wales Police say they have plans in place to meet the additional demands: 

  • Members of the public should consider whether or not their journey is absolutely necessary 

  • Make use of main roads and avoid less used routes 

  • Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely 

Arriva Trains Wales services are being disrupted and flights from Cardiff Airport have been cancelled