Storm Barra continues to batter parts of Wales with warnings of strong winds, rain and potential flooding to communities. 

Bryngwyn Comprehensive School in Llanelli had to shut yesterday afternoon following gusts of more than 70mph.

No-one was injured as most people had left the campus before the building was damaged, a statement from the school said.

The National Wales: Warnings for strong winds and flooding remain in place until Wednesday evening. Source: PAWarnings for strong winds and flooding remain in place until Wednesday evening. Source: PA

Dyfed-Powys Police was called to the scene to deal with debris that had been blown on to a nearby road.

Pupils were told to stay at home on Wednesday so the damage can be assessed.

Warnings for strong winds remain in place across the south and west coasts of Wales, which could cause travel disruption.

Flood warnings have been issued, while communities are yet to recover from the effects of Storm Arwen a week and a half ago.

Storm Barra moved in from the west on Tuesday, and a yellow weather warning for wind is in place from midnight until 6pm on Wednesday for the western coast of Wales.

Aberdaron in Gwynedd was battered by gales of 86mph on Tuesday, while Valley on Ynys Môn faced gusts of 76mph. 

Met Office forecasters said Storm Barra is not expected to cause as much chaos as Storm Arwen, though it has already sparked travel delays and road closures. 

Spokeswoman Nicky Maxey said: “We are not expecting the impacts of Barra to be as bad as we saw with Arwen.

“Storm Barra will bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to many parts of the UK today.

“We may see some snow on the higher ground, too.

“It is unlikely to be as impactful as Storm Arwen last week but there will be blustery conditions so people should still be prepared.”

Temperatures are mild for this time of year with Cardiff predicted to see 8C on Wednesday.

Natural Resources Wales has issued 12 flood warnings and 11 flood alerts, mainly covering coastal areas in the west.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has warned people not to enter the water and to call 999 in a coastal emergency.

Ongoing power cuts are being reported across the north Wales, from Aberystwyth to Ynys Môn and across to Buckley in Flintshire.

Dyfed Powys Police have urged people to avoid coastal areas at Aberystwyth and Borth due to high winds and high tides affecting the sea front.

Motorists are urged to check ahead for road and bridge closures, with the A477 Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire is shut to high-sided vehicles. The old Severn Bridge near Chepstow is also closed in both directions. Transport for Wales are running an emergency rail timetable to replace their regular one. And ferry services between Wales and Ireland have been cancelled.  

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