Flooding and traffic delays have been caused by the UK’s heavy rain and strong winds, and more inclement weather is expected, according to forecasts.
As of Thursday afternoon, there were about 200 flood alerts and more than 60 flood warnings in England, 19 in Wales, and 2 in Scotland. The Welsh city of Newport, according to the National Grid, is home to the majority of the 600 houses without electricity.
On Friday and the weekend, the severe weather is anticipated to linger. Currently, a yellow wind warning is in effect for Northern Ireland, north Wales, and north-west England until 03:00 GMT on Friday, with warnings of wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
The Met Office issues a warning that it may result in power outages and possible delays in travel. Flooding on Thursday prevented trains from travelling between Bristol Parkway and Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, Bath, and Swindon.
Some drivers in the Somerset town of Keynsham had to be extricated from their vehicles as a result of flooding.
According to the fire department of South Wales, Porth and Pontypridd in Rhondda Cynon Taf were the places most severely impacted by flooding.
According to Transport for Wales, four train lines were shut down because the rails were flooded by heavy rain.
Cardiff Central to Bridgend, Pontypridd to Treherbert, Newtown to Shrewsbury, and Abercynon to Aberdare are a few of these.
The Bute Park in Cardiff, which is close to the city centre, and other parks and walking paths along the Taff trail were flooded as a result of the River Taff’s bank failure.
According to National Rail Enquiries, there are blocked rail lines between Welshpool and Shrewsbury.
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