Posted: 28.02.20 at 12:00 by The Editor
Storm Jorge is on his way and will be updating local residents on any changes to the weather and its impact on Barry town.
UPDATE (16:59): The Vale Council have announced that: ''A limited number of sandbags are available for Vale residents to collect from Court Road Depot in Barry.
''There is a maximum of 10 per household. Please bring a form of identification.''
South Wales Police have also issued a statement. They said: We are receiving a high volume of reports from across Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan relating to the poor weather conditions.''
St Richard Gwyn has CLOSED early with a risk of flooding to the school. Messages have been sent to parents via text. Please take care when coming to collect students.
The Vale of Glamorgan Line has been shut following heavy rain in the South Wales area.
Transport For Wales said: ''Due to significant rainfall across South Wales, there is disruption to a number of our routes, with limited road transport available at present.''
Train Line Closures:
• Line closed between Bridgend and Cardiff
• Line closed on the Vale of Glamorgan route
• Line closed on the Treherbert branch
• Line closed on the Ebbw Vale branch north of Cross Keys
• Disruption to services through Trefforest and on the Rhymney Valley line
''We are endeavouring to source as much road transport as possible and Network Rail staff are working hard on site to improve conditions.''
RECENT UPDATE (11:58):
There is now a flood warning in place for the River Cadoxton by Natural Resources Wales. They said: ''This message will be updated at 6:00 PM or if the situation changes.
''At 11:00 AM, river levels are rising throughout the River Cadoxton and have yet to peak at Dinas Powys.''
South Wales Police have also made a statement: ''Good morning. There are some poor driving conditions across South Wales this Friday morning.
''Please stay safe on the roads and be considerate of other road users. Leave extra time for your journey, slow down and leave a safe gap.''
Storm Jorge will bring heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday for Barry and surrounding areas. This follows on from a yellow rain warning announced for Friday.
The Met Office's local weather forecast displays winds of up to 47 MPH winds for Barry at approximately 3 pm.
Traffic Wales have asked residents to: ''Please take care, slow down and drive to the conditions.''
A spell of strong winds is expected to move northeast across a large swathe of the UK through Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
What to expect:
• Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.
• Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.
• It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.
Named by the Spanish meteorological service Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) on Thursday, Storm Jorge will track across the north-west of the UK over the weekend bringing another spell of strong winds and heavy rain.
Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Paul Gundersen, said: “This weekend we’ll see another named Storm bring strong winds to parts of the UK with several wind and rain warnings in place.
“On Friday a band of rain associated with Storm Jorge will move across the UK - we have issued rain warnings for parts of Wales and northern England, where rain will be heaviest and we could see 60-80mm possible over the highest ground.
''South-westerly winds will strengthen through Saturday morning and it’ll turn widely windy except for northern Scotland, with wind warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and much of England.
''Where warnings are in place gusts of 50-60mph are likely quite widely with 65-70mph possible in coastal areas, however, the strongest and most damaging winds are expected across the Republic of Ireland.”
Barry Nub News will keep residents informed of any updates to travel.