Rain Chaos For Wales

Flooded road

Heavy rain and strong winds have wreaked havoc across Wales overnight with schools homes and roads flooded

More than 100 passengers and crew are stranded off the coast of Pembrokeshire on a Stena Line Ferry due to the severe weather

It's going to attempt to dock again at midday as conditions were too rough on Monday causing the service to spend the night at sea

Elsewhere Llanishen High school's centeen in Cardiff flooded

This morning North Wales Police has tweeted warning of surface water on the roads, asking drivers to take care.

Last night the force warned people not to travel unless "absolutely urgent".

North Wales Fire Service have also attended flood related call-out’s in Ruthin, Afonwen and St Asaph

Meanwhile pictures on social media show large queues at the ferry port in Holyhead with customers saying they’d been waiting for more than four hours after the Irish ferries service failed to dock

One user posted: “Left Derbyshire at 12.30pm yesterday for a 5.15 boat and it's now 4.30am Tuesday and it looks like we might be sailing at 8.30am. Now I know how it feels to live in your car. Should have brought a quilt.”

Elsewhere search teams were waiting for conditions to improve to resume an operation to find a pensioner who went missing in South Wales.

A total of 75 flood warnings commanding immediate action were issued to parts of the North West, North East, South West, Midland and East Anglia on Tuesday morning along with 217 flood alerts across the country.

Wind warnings issued by the Met Office were due to stay in place into Tuesday morning, with gusts of up to 70mph recorded on the Isle of Wight.

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, East Midland Trains, Great Western Railway, Northern, South West Trains and the TransPennine Express warned passengers of major delays on some routes.

Squally weather is due to persist throughout Tuesday, with gusts of around 50mph expected to continue over higher ground and coastal areas in the South East, forecaster Greg Dewhurst said.

"We have seen the area of low pressure that brought heavy rain to the south and west moving into southern Scotland and the North East overnight.

"Throughout today the wet and windy weather within that low pressure area will slowly move into the North Sea.

"Behind this most places will still see showers, some heavy but getting lighter during the day. Away from the low pressure we should see some sunshine around Northern Ireland and western Scotland.''

A yellow warning of rain in force over a broad area of the North East lifted at 6am along with a yellow warning of wind covering the Scottish Borders and much of Cumbria.

A further yellow warning of winds up to 70-80mph covering coasts in the South East will lift at 9am.

Gusts of between 50-60mph are forecast to continue through the area throughout Tuesday, with 40-50mph expected over higher ground and 20-30mph inland.

 

A yellow warning of rain in force over a broad area of the North East lifted at 6am along with a yellow warning of wind covering the Scottish Borders and much of Cumbria.

A further yellow warning of winds up to 70-80mph covering coasts in the South East will lift at 9am.

Gusts of between 50-60mph are forecast to continue through the area throughout Tuesday, with 40-50mph expected over higher ground and 20-30mph inland.

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