Britain is set to be hit with more torrential downpours next week following a deluge of flooding and 60mph winds – as the country gears up to be the wettest August on record.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across parts of Scotland and northeast England with risk of thunderstorms – after three inches of rain fell on Saturday, cutting off rail tracks and leaving hundreds stranded.
Forecasters say it will be less windy than today, with the strong breeze dying down after a week of havoc with fallen trees and choppy coastlines.
The heavy rain will continue into next week, with scattered showers pushing through coupled with unsettled sunshine.
People are now being advised to take care following risk of floods, which cut off the West Coast Main Line between Scotland and England on Saturday due to a foot of water above the rails between Carlisle and Lockerbie.
Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: ‘For people living in the weather warning area, we advise people to stay up to date with the forecast, keep up to date with the environment agency and take extra time travelling and on the road.’
This week bookmakers slashed the odds on August being the wettest which was set in 1912 when 167mm fell, with Coral cutting their odds from 6-4 to 4-5.
Britain is set to be hit with a deluge of torrential downpours today after flooding and 60mph winds wreaked havoc across the country as it gears up to be the wettest August on record
Harry Aitkenhead, a Coral spokesman, said: ‘We’ve had a soaking wet start to August and the forecasts are showing no let up over the next week or so.
‘We are on course for a record breakingly wet month and we now make this August odds on to be the wettest ever.’
The Met Office has said it is too early too early to tell if the record will be broken, but the country is to expect plenty of showers gong into next week.
The Met Office even said the ‘unseasonable’ weather will ‘feel more like autumn than August’ – following the hottest July ever recorded worldwide.
More than 70mm of rain fell in Cumbria on Saturday as the country was struck by unseasonable heavy rain and strong winds.
The Met Office said the wettest part of the country was Spadeadam where 71.4mm fell on Saturday – compared to a monthly average of 82.4mm for August in the region.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across parts of Scotland and northeast England with risk of thunderstorms – after three inches of rain fell on Saturday, cutting off rail tracks and leaving hundreds stranded
Meanwhile a string of festivals were scrapped due to the weather including the cancellation of Boardmasters festival in Cornwall, the Houghton Music Festival in Norfolk and the St Annes International Kite Festival in Lancashire.
It comes after a man suffered life-changing injuries on Saturday after being hit by a fallen tree, as winds of up to 60mph wreak havoc across the UK – with commuters facing delays due to the extreme weather which has flooded tracks and left hundreds stranded.
In London, one man sustained ‘life-changing’ injuries after being hit by a falling tree in Streatham, while in Russell Square, a black cab was badly damaged by another tree. Elsewhere, ferry passengers heading into Dover faced delays of five hours as tug boats battled the weather to guide them into port.
A black cab is crushed by a fallen tree after strong winds in London while driving through Russell Square
And in Brighton, a nine-year-old was taken into police protection after being found camping alone under the pier in the middle of the night during fierce storms.
A yellow warning was issued for large swathes of the country. In the north there are forecasts of ‘slow moving, heavy, thundery downpours’ across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. In the south the country faced gusts of 50mph inland and coastal areas battled 60mph winds.
SailGP had postponed Saturday’s two races in the prestigious Cowes sailing regatta due to expected gale-force winds. While flooded tracks forced train operators to cancel services between Cumbria and Scotland in a day of disruption on the rail network caused by strong winds and heavy rain.
The West Coast Main Line between Scotland and England has been closed due to flooding on the tracks between Carlisle and Lockerbie, Network Rail Scotland reported
Pictured: A ferry arriving at Dover in stormy conditions and high waves as the country continues to endure severe weather
A windswept dog is pictured in Dorset. The Met Office said the band of heavy rain that had pushed across the country would be followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms
A windswept woman is pictured on London Bridge, above, as the UK faced its first major storm in four months amid warnings 60mph winds are set to cause hazardous conditions for drivers this weekend
Pictured: A tree in Russell Square, London, as strong winds of up to 60mph continue to batter the country
Pictured: A man holds his hands in the air as waves crash against the harbour wall on August 10 in Porthcawl, Wales
Visitors to West Bay on the Dorset coast watch waves crashing against the shore and throwing up spray that makes the coast look like a Christmas scene Seasonal Weather
Forecaster Craig Snell said wind gusts of up to 50mph have been recorded this morning along the coast, and those areas are battling winds of 60mph (pictured: West Bay, Dorset)
Pictured: Racegoers battle in the wind and rain with a waterproof poncho at Ascot Racecourse on August 10
Strong winds and rough seas at Brighton seafront on August 10, 2019 in Brighton. The UK is experiencing thunderstorms and strong winds causing travel disruption across the nation
A cordon was set up around Russell Square after tree fell on vehicles parked in the area. It comes as strong winds batter southern parts of the country
National Rail had said flooding between Penrith North and Lockerbie meant all lines were blocked, tweeting images of the rails which were about a foot under water.
Passengers travelling between Carlisle and Glasgow Central or Edinburgh were advised not to travel, with major disruption expected until at least the end of the day.
In southern parts of the country, a yellow weather warning is in place for wind forecasting ‘unseasonably strong southwesterly winds’ and urging people to be wary of power cuts and disruption to transport.
Two people are arrested after nine-year-old boy is found camping alone at 2am under Brighton Pier during fierce storms
A nine-year-old has been taken into police protection after being found camping alone under Brighton Pier in the middle of the night during fierce storms.
The boy, 9, was spotted walking along the seafront in 50mph winds at 2am on Saturday by volunteers from Brighton Beach Patrol.
The young boy was spotted on the street with two ‘intoxicated men’ as he was ‘picking up needles’ for a woman he was with
A passerby said he saw the child walking with two ‘intoxicated men’ on the beach.
Another witness told the Brighton Argus they saw the nine-year-old ‘picking up needles’ from the street for a woman he was with.
Two adults have been arrested on suspicion of neglect and remain in custody, Sussex Police said.
Much of the country was hit by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday night, with a yellow weather warning in place across the south coast.
It has been a day of chaos across the network, with many routes subject to severe delays due to debris on the tracks. Speed restrictions were also imposed, particularly in coastal areas, where wind speeds hit 60mph.
In London, services were been suspended between West Ham and Limehouse when a tree caused damage to the overhead wires.
Emergency services were also sent to Streatham at around 1pm after a man in his 50s was hit by a fallen tree. He was taken to hospital and is now being treated for potentially life-threatening injuries.
A Scotland Yard statement said: ‘Police were called at 1.04pm on Saturday, August 10 to Greyhound Lane in Streatham Vale following reports of a man injured by a fallen tree. Officers attended with London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade.
‘The man, thought to be aged in his 50s, has been taken to hospital; his injuries are being treated as potentially life-threatening.’
Passengers into Dover faced delays of five hours as tug boats battled the weather to guide them into port – with a ‘one ship in, one ship out’ policy.
P&O Ferries said adverse weather had disrupted scheduling, and promised to get passengers on the first available vessel once they had checked in.
One passenger reported floating outside Dover for thee-and-a-half hours along with five other ferries waiting for permission to dock.
Stephen Deadman, from Nottingham, said: ‘We should have arrived in Dover 11.15am local time but we got off the boat at 4pm.
‘[It was] a quick journey across Channel but we stopped four miles from Dover.’
Mr Deadman, who was returning from Europe with his family after a two-week holiday, added: ‘At one point there were five boats waiting. We were kept informed and it wasn’t too rough on board.
‘I’ve no particular problem with the authorities. The wind was very bad and the captains of the ferry and tug boats did a great job in difficult conditions.’
Gareth Doodes, a headmaster at a Dover school, filmed the ships trying to get into port from the white cliffs.
He said: ‘It was quite an interesting thing to watch. They were docking the ships and making sure everyone was safe.’
Conditions on the roads were similarly treacherous. Northumbria Police tweeted: ‘We’re asking the public to be careful after an increase in rainfall.
‘Reports of drivers getting stuck in flooded areas after taking risks through flooded roads and fords. Please avoid flooded areas and use caution when travelling and try to find alternate routes where possible.’
Waves crash against Chesil beach in Dorset as the Met Office has put in place yellow warnings for thunderstorms in Scotland and Northern Ireland
A man walks through the heavy rain on the Liverpool waterfront this morning as wet weather sets in for the weekend across the UK
Strong wind and rain hit those visiting Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday, with many trying to shield themselves from the blustery conditions as most of the country was hit by torrential conditions
Pictured: Stormy seas in the English Channel near Selsey, East Sussex,on Saturday morning as the high winds and rain hit the country
Pictured: High winds in Lindfield, West Sussex have caused a tree to fall onto a house as warnings for strong winds and heavy rain are issued for many parts of the country this weekend
Thousands of people enjoying the Boomtown Fair Festival at the Matterley Bowl near Winchester in Hampshire, despite the 50mph winds (pictured: Part of the perimeter fence blown down at the event)
The Met Office put in place a yellow warning for strong winds across Wales and most of England, which will remain until midnight tonight (pictured: West Pier, Brighton this morning)
A man tries to keep hold of an inflatable, as the strong winds batter Bournemouth Beach in Dorset this afternoon
Flooding between Carlisle and Lockerbie from water running off a field onto the rail tracks that caused the closure of the line this morning
Network Rail has urged passengers to check for updates before they travel and weather warnings have been issued for much of the UK (pictured, flooding between Carlisle and Lockerbie this morning)
A black cab is crushed by a fallen tree after strong winds in London while driving through Russell Square
High winds in Lindfield, west Sussex caused a tree to topple over and crash into a house. A weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain has been issued in the area
It comes after commuters were hit by widespread disruption this morning as rail operators across the country battled hazards caused by wet and windy conditions. Heavy rain flooded the line between Penrith North Lakes and Carlisle, meaning trains were running at a reduced speed with many services delayed or cancelled.
Tornado hits Luxembourg, injuring at least seven people
Pictured: Petange, Luxembourg, 10 August 2019
A huge tornado ripped across southwest Luxembourg on Friday leaving at least seven people injured, authorities said, as images posted on social media showed the powerful twister whipping roofs and other debris into the air.
With winds reaching 80 miles per hour, the tornado smashed through towns near the borders with Belgium and France on Friday evening.
Footage posted on social media showed the swirling winds towering above homes and roads and tearing up roofs and tree branches high into the air.
The Luxembourg government, which released the toll, has set up a crisis unit.
Around 100 homes have been damaged, Pierre Mellina, mayor of the town of Petange, told RTL media.
Other images broadcast showed roads blocked and vehicles damaged.
The local fire service said the electricity had been cut to certain areas ‘preventatively’.
As the tornado entered France late Friday it damaged homes in the Meurthe-et-Moselle region, but there were no reports of injuries, according to local authorities.
Network Rail imposed speed restrictions on many routes, particularly in coastal areas, and services were delayed or cancelled on Saturday morning after a tree fell on the line between Ashford International and Hastings, although the obstruction has since been cleared.
A yellow warning was issued for the north of the UK with forecasts of ‘slow moving, heavy, thundery downpours’ expected across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
The Met Office had warned of potential floods across the north of the UK after ‘unprecedented rainfall’ led to flooding at Luton Airport yesterday, causing angry passengers to face delays and online footage showing a torrent of water flowing through the terminal.
Forecaster Craig Snell said wind gusts of up to 50mph were recorded this morning along the coast, and those areas can expect winds of around 60mph.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain in southern Scotland, saying there was a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded, with a ‘slight chance’ of power cuts and ‘loss of other services’ to homes and businesses.
Elsewhere, services resumed between Guildford and Reading after a fallen tree was removed from the line near North Camp. A tree caused similar problems on the route between Ipswich and Lowestoft.
A tree was also on the line between Newbury in Berkshire and Westbury in Wiltshire, while another tree was reported between Hereford and Worcester Foregate Street.
National Rail said both lines were likely to be hit by delays until around midday.
Passengers have spoken of the ‘tense’ atmosphere after being stuck on trains outside London for more than eight hours following a major power cut that brought widespread disruption to the country after issues with two generators, leaving many people stranded on Britain’s railways.
Dayna McAlpine was heading to Bath for a 30th birthday and had initially left Edinburgh at 8.30am – but was evacuated from that train at Berwick-upon-Tweed due to a breakdown.
After being ‘directed to the wrong platform and train’ she ended up on another train to Edinburgh, before then being informed to board a train to London at 12.30pm.
It was that service which stopped half an hour away from King’s Cross around 4pm – but Ms McAlpine and her fellow passengers did not make it to the platform there until after 1am on Saturday.
The freelance journalist said some passengers were threatening to self-evacuate off the train.
She said: ‘We could see Hatfield station in the distance and there was word that other trains behind us in the line and ahead of us had managed to make it to other stations and evacuate. But there was no way for us to make it to other stations.
Cars try to get around a tree in West London which was brought down by 60mph gale force winds battering Britain
The severe weather brought down trees in west London as gusts of up to 60mph battered the nation
Strong wind and rain hit those visiting Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday. Many tried to shield themselves from the blustery conditions as most of the country was hit by torrential conditions
People run for cover from the heavy rain on the Liverpool waterfront this morning as wet weather sets in for the weekend across the UK
Two surfers prepare to go in the sea on Bournemouth beach on August 10, as the Met Office has put yellow warnings in place for thunderstorms in Scotland and Northern Ireland and for strong winds across Wales and most of England
Surfers made the most of the strong winds, as it whipped up large waves on Bournemouth beach on Saturday
Twitter user Emma Friddin revealed that the wind ‘got the better’ of a tree in Redbridge during the windy conditions
One Twitter user joked that there had been a ‘fatality in high winds’, with this heart-breaking image of Woody from Toy Story (others also took to Twitter)
‘We ran out of food around 7pm – parents were going up and down the train carriages looking for food for their children.
‘There was people sharing phone chargers and stuff as well on the train, helping each other.’
She said staff on board the train looked ‘stressed’ and ‘exhausted’ with many passengers sympathetic in the situation.
Ms McAlpine said: ‘The majority of people understood that these people were also stuck on the train, you know?
‘The train manager’s just another person who was stuck on the train just as much as we were.
‘The catering staff started their shift at 6am so they’d been in transit for like 18/19 hours trapped on this train thinking they were going to be finishing their shift at 5pm.’
Ms McAlpine said there were a few spare seats on the service but it was busy due to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which takes place in the city for most of August.
Amid the ‘frustrating’ situation she has kept receipts for everything she ate and drank and had to buy toiletries as well.
She said: ‘LNER have said they’re going to pay us back for hotels and things but it can take up to 14 days. I hardly stayed in luxury last night as I can’t afford to spend a lot of money and then wait two weeks for it to clear back in.
‘I haven’t actually purchased my ticket yet to go back up to Edinburgh but from the news of what the service has been like on the service to London I’m actually terrified to get my train on Tuesday.
‘It’s so expensive on flights due to the Fringe, you’re better getting a train.
People paddle in the sea on Bournemouth beach, as the Met Office has put yellow warnings in place for thunderstorms in Scotland and Northern Ireland and for strong winds across Wales and most of England
Forecaster Craig Snell said wind gusts of up to 50mph have been recorded this morning along the coast, and those areas can expect winds of around 60mph (pictured: West Pier, Brighton this morning)
The Met Office put in place a yellow warning for strong winds across Wales and most of England, which will remain until midnight tonight (Pictured: Tourists in the wind and rain at the Tower of London this morning)
Thousands of people have been left disappointed after the severe weather cancelled and disrupted weekend events from high-profile music festivals to smaller gatherings (pictured left: Birmingham’s city centre on Saturday. Right: A woman braces through the wind in Brighton)
Umbrellas blow out in the wind on the Liverpool waterfront this morning as wet weather sets in for the weekend across the UK
‘But if you look at what services have been like in 9am/10am heading up to the Fringe it’s completely overpacked at unsafe capacity.
‘I don’t know what LNER are thinking this month but it’s not good at all.’
Rebeka Dio, from Guildford, was on another train that left the Scottish capital later on Friday – but she too did not make it to London until the early hours of Saturday.
She said: ‘I was going from Edinburgh to King’s Cross and was on the train for 10-and-a-half hours instead of the four-and-a-half-hour journey. We obviously missed our connecting train to south-east London and had to pay a crazy amount for an Uber.
‘For most of the journey we didn’t know what was going on, both us and the train crew were clueless.
‘We were supposed to arrive around 8pm and we arrived just after 2am. We haven’t heard from them but they were handing out cards at the station so I believe we will get a refund.
‘First it was tense but the more it went on, people were kind of chatting to each other and ‘painfully’ laughing at the situation.
‘Our train crew was very honest about their confusion through the speakers and every time there was an announcement the whole carriage cheered.’
Thousands of people were left disappointed earlier this week after the severe weather cancelled and disrupted weekend events from high-profile music festivals to smaller gatherings, and the nation’s grief was compounded yesterday with the UK facing one of its worst power cuts in years, hitting the energy supplies of almost a million people
Pictured: Ferries arriving at Dover in stormy conditions and high waves as severe weather continues to cause disruption across the country
Pictured: A Red Funnel car ferry battles the waves during the SailGP race weekend held in Cowes, Isle of Wight
Shocking footage posted on social media shows a torrent of water flowing through the terminal (left and right), with holidaymakers saying the airport is in ‘meltdown’
Transport chaos was triggered across the country as traffic lights faltered, trains were cancelled and stations were evacuated after a technical fault at two power generators run by National Grid triggered a ‘major incident’.
Mr Snell said that ‘no matter where you are in the UK’, ‘you’re at risk of seeing some kind of localised disruption from wind’.
‘It’s a case of staying in touch with weather forecasts and being prepared for extra travel time as there may be road closures due to localised flooding.’
The country is set to see temperatures in the ‘low twenties’ over Saturday and Sunday – which is expected to be less windy across Britain, but Mr Snell warned the weather would still be ‘unsettled’ throughout the day.
Highways England revealed this morning that the M48 Severn Crossing in Chepstow was closed westbound from J1 to J2 due to ‘strong winds’, with the eastbound carriageway also closed to high sided vehicles and motorbikes.
On Saturday beachgoers ignored lifeguard warnings as they took a dip in the choppy sea while storms continued to batter Britain.
Waves crash against the harbour wall on August 10 in Porthcawl, Wales as much of the UK endures extreme weather
Visitors to West Bay on the Dorset coast, where flood warnings were issued for high tide, watch waves crashing against the shore
The scene was captured along Bournemouth beach in Dorset as the south coast was lashed by up to 60mph winds.
Signs had been put out warning of the strong currents and an announcement made to stay out of the water, but they went unheeded.
Walkers on the promenade had to shield their eyes as the sand blew up into their faces.
Yesterday ‘unprecedented rainfall’ led to flooding at Luton Airport, causing angry passengers to face delays.
Shocking footage posted on social media shows a torrent of water flowing through the terminal, with holidaymakers saying the airport was in ‘meltdown’.
Rain was seen leaking through the ceiling and adding to large puddles as passengers looked on in surprise.
Some travellers even had to evacuate their planes due to the extreme weather.
It came as the UK faced its first major storm in four months amid warnings 60mph winds are set to cause hazardous conditions for drivers this weekend while floods and power cuts could cause further disruption.
Three women cover themselves with umbrellas and coats in a bid to shelter from the torrential rain in north-west London yesterday
One child can be seen holding another back near Dawlish Train Station as waves crashed near to the track
People in Edinburgh wrapped up in their waterproof and were armed with umbrellas as they battled the streets
Love Island’s Zara McDermott and her Made In Chelsea boyfriend Sam Thompson were caught up in the chaos at Luton Airport.
The reality TV stars posted on social media footage of the water pouring through a restaurant’s roof in the terminal this evening.
Ms McDermott posted with the clip: ‘The roof is coming down in Luton Airport wtf. Sat in Bella Italia.
‘I cannot believe this is happening, was just trying to enjoy my pizza.’
Ms McDermott can be heard in the footage shouting: ‘I’m getting wet Sam.’
She added: ‘Oh my God, this is insane.’
Fellow traveller Claudia Harris posted footage from the terminal and said the airport had gone into ‘meltdown’.
In the clip, she can be heard saying: ‘That’s all water coming through, it’s flooding right now.’
Evan Hood said he had been cleared off a plane which was just about to take off.
He added: ‘We were sitting on an #easyjet at #lutonairport when that rain hit…and then our plane started smoking.’
Time for a G&T? These women braved the great British outdoors, put their ponchos on and enjoyed a drink on the beach in Newquay
The graphic above shows the amount of wind which will be taking over the UK this weekend, with the north of being particularly hit
After the showers cleared, a rainbow formed over the Thames yesterday evening as storms knocked out power in various parts of the country
Some disappointed punters, who were promised a refund, only learned it was scrapped after they arrived at the site (pictured), in Newquay, Cornwall, where Wu-Tang Clan were set to headline
Koldo Almandoz, said: ‘Absolutely unacceptable the level of disruption caused by 15 minutes worth of rainfall, I’m losing my flight because I lost +45 mins due to traffic, security queues etc.’
Another wrote: ‘What an absolute joke of an airport.’
And Melissa Restrepo added: ‘Stuck in the plane at Luton Airport because apparently the terminal was flooded by a quick rain. Fun.’
The airport said in a statement the ‘unprecedented rainfall’ had caused ‘water damage in a number of locations in the terminal’ and apologised for the disruption.
Its Twitter account later added: ‘We are working as quickly as we can to get services back to normal and will keep passengers updated. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.’
A second music festival, Houghton, in Norfolk, was called off the following day after the weather ‘dramatically worsened’ the already soggy site.
In Bristol, organisers of its International Balloon Fiesta scaled back the event, cancelling Friday’s much-anticipated mass ascent.
Sick of the rain! This man didn’t look too pleased as he rode through Renfrewshire as conditions got worse across the country
Kite surfers enjoy the strong winds off of Branksome Chine, near Poole in Dorset yesterday as many opted to stay in
The surfers in Dorset didn’t let the weather hold them back this afternoon as one woman as seen braving the waters with a yellow board
A driver in Bolton was pictured smashing through a puddle this morning as most of the area was plighted by difficult driving conditions
Several weekend LGBT+ pride events, including in Chester, Milton Keynes and Plymouth, were postponed over safety concerns.
Organisers for all three said they were working to rearrange the events.
The first day of Blackpool Air Show, on Saturday, was cancelled when afternoon winds of 45mph were forecast.
‘The safety of the pilots and the watching public is paramount,’ a spokesman said, adding the Sunday event was still scheduled to go ahead.
The nearby St Anne’s International Kite Festival was also cancelled.
The London Wildlife Festival, scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at Walthamstow Wetlands, was cancelled after winds of 40mph were forecast.
Indoor Friday night activities would still go ahead as planned.
Organisers said they were unable to ‘proceed safely’ but promised refunds on tickets.
One woman in Blackpool was more than prepared for the wet weather this morning as she sported a leopard print umbrella while walking along Blackpool Prom
Gales of up to 60mph are set to batter Britain between leading to warnings being issued to caravan users and lorry drivers
The Met Office said the band of heavy rain that had pushed across the country would be followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms.
Amid the heavy rain and the threat of flooding, the Environment Agency advised people to ‘stay away from swollen rivers’ and not to drive through flood water as ‘just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car’.
Experts studying emerging cracks in cliffs near Watergate Bay near Newquay, Cornwall, found a boulder and debris had crashed down on to a beach there and the area was cordoned off by coastguards who warned the public to stay away as the area has been notorious for landslips.
Several festivals and events have been cancelled following news of the severe weather but many people still took to the great British outdoors yesterday, with some even enjoying a G&T on the beach.
Daredevils take their lives in their hands on the South Wales coast as massive waves batter the shoreline amid 60mph winds
This is the shocking moment a man stands next to ferocious waves on the Welsh coast – as winds of up to 60mph batter the area.
The dangerous thrill-seeker was seen alongside several others on a rocky crag in Porthcawl this afternoon as extreme weather hit.
It came as a yellow weather warning was issued for large swathes of the country, with severe gusts in southern parts of England and the Midlands.
A man holds his hands in the air as waves crash against the harbour wall in Porthcawl, Wales
Dozens of weather watchers stand on a rocky crag in Wales as huge waves crash onto the coast
The weather watches stood just metres away from dangerous waves, as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warnings for winds of up to 60mph in the area
While in the north, including most of Scotland, thunderstorms have brought considerable flooding to the area.
The brazen coastal weather watchers in Wales were seen taking photographs as gigantic waves crashed against the harbour wall.
Others chose to remain behind the safety of the wall, as the severe weather created large waves around the Welsh coast.
Elsewhere in the country, in Newport, two youths were seen dicing with death – when they dangled more than 50ft off a bridge in 60mph winds.
The pair were pictured hanging from railings and wires by just their hands as heavy gusts of wind rocked the UK.
Two youths were seen dicing with death – when they dangled more than 50ft off a bridge in 60mph winds in Newport, south Wales
The teenagers dangled above the River Usk in Newport, South Wales from the City Footbridge above the water.
One onlooker said: ‘These idiots could easily have died. The wind was blowing really hard and could have made them lose their grip.
‘They were obviously daring each other on without any concern for how dangerous it was.
‘At first they climbed over the railings and then walked onto a metal beam, which was dangerous enough, but soon they were hanging off the edge.
‘I’m just glad that eventually they climbed back over and were safe.’