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Weather Warnings For The Vale Just Days After Flood Chaos


An Amber weather warning for wind and a Yellow warning for rain have been put in place for today and tomorrow by the Met Office, mere days after the Vale of Glamorgan was struck by severe flooding.

The weather event, now officially named as Storm Bella, will hit the county this evening and tomorrow, with the Met Office warning of further possible flooding.

Gusts are expected to hit almost 60mph overnight, with heavy rain predicted between 23:00 this evening and 05:00 tomorrow morning.

This comes just days after the Vale was victim to flooding, the likes of which not seen in the area in recent memory. Areas such as Sully, Cosmeston and Dinas Powys' Cardiff Road were hit particularly badly, with roads submerged and houses breached by the water.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Tony Wardle, said of Storm Bella:


“Conditions will turn very unsettled after Christmas day, with a large area of low pressure sweeping across the UK from Boxing Day. Very strong winds will impact much of England and Wales, with particularly strong gusts on south west facing coasts.

“Heavy rain will also move in from the north, with heavy downpours through the afternoon in Scotland and Northern Ireland moving south across England and Wales overnight. This will be a notable change from the calmer conditions over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so take extra care and stay up to date with the latest forecast.”

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