Met Office warning for more wet and windy weather in the aftermath of Storm Brendan

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Storm Brendan has blown through leaving trees down and homes without power, and there is more bad weather on the way for Wales.

The country is bracing itself for a second day of gale-force winds and torrential rain, after Monday’s storm also caused flooding on several roads and brought 79mph winds to the Mumbles.

Delays remain on the A472 at Woodfieldside in Caerphilly because of flooding, and there are restrictions on the Britannia Bridge on Anglesey because of high winds.

Airlines were forced to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick as gales of up to 80mph caused disruption around the UK.

After plaguing parts of Ireland, causing thousands of homes and businesses to lose power, the storm brought high winds to parts of Wales on Monday afternoon.



A tree has blown down in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd
A tree has blown down in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

A yellow wind warning issued by the Met Office, covering the west of the UK was lifted at midnight.

But there is another yellow warning for wind covering the whole of Wales in place from midday on Tuesday, January 14 until midnight.

Meteorologist Alex Burkill, from the Met Office, said more wet and windy weather is forecast to come up from the South West this afternoon.

“That’s not Storm Brendan – Storm Brendan has moved northwards by this point,” he said.

“It’s not too far away so we’re still under the influence of it, but this new feature that comes in is going to bring some heavy, persistent rain across much of the UK, to be honest, with very strong winds.”



A trampoline blown onto the motorway in Ireland

Mr Burkhill said the gales were much less likely to reach Monday’s highs of over 80mph, but inland areas could be hit with gusts of more than 50mph.

He added: “For many, Tuesday will actually be a windier day than today, despite the fact that Monday’s weather was named and Tuesday’s isn’t.”

Natural Resources Wales has got eight flood alerts in place in Powys, the Pembrokeshire coast, West Anglesey, North Gower, Cardigan Bay and around the Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire coasts.



Weather warning for Tuesday
Weather warning for Tuesday

Although the rest of the week looks unsettled, conditions are set to be drier and brighter at the weekend.

Welsh weather forecaster Derek Brockway says: “Low pressure will bring another dose of wet and windy weather on Tuesday.

“The good news, high pressure on the way this weekend will bring much drier, settled weather.”

The strongest gust recorded by the Met Office on Monday was 87mph at South Uist, in the western Isles.



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