Weather alerts

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Yellow wind warning

The Met Office has issued a weather warning of strong winds and heavy rain. Visit www.metoffice.gov.uk for more information.

Carmarthen Leisure Centre

Carmarthen Leisure Centre is re-opening tomorrow (Wednesday, February 23) following a temporary repair to the roof which was damaged during Storm Eunice.

However, some services may be affected so please check the website or app for the latest available sessions and to book.

We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation over the last few days.

Carmarthenshire Museum

Carmarthenshire Museum and grounds in Abergwili have re-opened, however, due to storm damage to the museum shed roof, there is an alternative access via the path to the rear of the museum in place for staff and visitors.

Parc Howard

Parc Howard in Llanelli has now re-opened.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery

The Oriel Myrddin Gallery will re-open today.

Clean-up operation underway following Storm Eunice

A massive clean-up and recovery operation is underway to deal with the aftermath of Storm Eunice which battered Carmarthenshire.

Council highways crews have had an extremely busy few days as extreme winds brought down trees, branches, roof tiles and electricity cables on Friday and throughout the weekend. To date, they have received 295 weather-related highway reports, and this figure continues to rise.

The council’s property teams dealt with over 300 calls, mainly from housing tenants, reporting damage to their homes, such as loose roof tiles, or fences blown down, as well as from some schools including Llandeilo and Pencader, as well as weather-related issues reported at Richmond Park, Bryngwyn and Ffwrnes. 

Full press release

Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park

Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park has re-opened today.

Missed bin collections

Our crews are catching up with missed bin collections from Friday/Saturday, however, this will take a few days.

Unfortunately, there are still some areas that are inaccessible due to road closures / fallen trees; and we must also maintain our other scheduled collections.

If your waste has still not been collected by the end of Wednesday, please report it to us using our online reporting form.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.

We also want to say a big thank you to our crews for all their hard work in difficult weather conditions and over the weekend.

Millennium Coast Path

A section of the Millennium Coastal Path near the Maliphant apartments in Bwlchygwynt, Llanelli has been closed for public safety reasons. It will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

Flood warnings

For the latest flood warnings please visit the Natural Resources Wales website which is updated every 15 minutes or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Road closures

We are aware of a number of road closures in place across the county. A yellow wind warning remains in place until 1pm today. Please be careful of flying debris and fallen branches on the highway.

Road closures published here

Contact centre

Our contact centre will re-open tomorrow morning and we are anticipating a high number of calls due to the bad weather over the weekend.

For all non-urgent matters please email direct@carmarthenshire.gov.uk instead or call later in the week.

Remember you can also report or request a number of services online including missed bin collections or non-urgent housing repairs 

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yellow warning


The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind today and tomorrow. Please drive carefully and look out for debris and fallen trees/branches on the roads.

Visit the Met Office website for updates:

Met Office

Flood alerts

There are a number of flood alerts in place. If you are concerned about flooding visit the Natural Resources Wales website for up-to-date information or call all the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

If anyone is in need of assistance please email emergency@deltawellbeing.org.uk or call our emergency number 0300 333 2222.

Clean up operation

The clean-up operation following Storm Eunice continues and will take some time due to bad weather conditions.

Unfortunately, we have some more windy weather on the way with a yellow warning for win in place from tomorrow 12pm until Monday afternoon.

Please stay safe if out and about and be careful of debris and fallen trees/branches on the highway.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our staff and contractors that have worked during the storm and through the weekend.

Road closures

We are aware of a number of road closures in place across the county. 

Road closures published here

A yellow wind warning remains in place until 6pm. If you need to travel, please be careful of flying debris and fallen branches on the highway.

 

Emergency calls

Delta Wellbeing, our out of hours emergency number, is experiencing a high volume of calls at the moment and we apologise for any delays.

If you are having difficulty getting through you can email emergency@deltawellbeing.org.uk and they will respond as quickly as possible. Please include your name, address, phone number and brief details of your emergency.

Thanks for getting in touch with us.

Parks update

Pembrey Country Park will re-open at 1pm today. Visitors are strongly advised to stay out of the woodlands (in case of unstable trees) and off the sand dunes (the dune system is unstable following the high tide and storm). Car parks 1, 2 & 3 are closed, please use the main beach entrance to access the beach. The Ski & Activity Centre and Yr Orsaf will remain closed all day.

Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is also re-opening at 1pm today. Please use the main entrance only. Please be careful and keep out of the woodlands.

Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park and Parc Howard remain closed.

Bin collections

We have been unable to collect the bins in the following rural areas of Llandeilo today due to challenging weather conditions:

  • Capel Isaac
  • Cwmdu
  • Cwmifor
  • Manordeilo
  • Penybanc
  • Salem
  • Taliaris
  • Talley

We have also been unable to collect in some hard to access lanes in the Cwmamman area and:

  • Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn
  • Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn
  • Trelech, Whitland
  • Brechfa
  • Bronwydd

Bins in these areas will be collected on Monday instead. We advise you to take your waste back in and place out before 6am on Monday.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.

Leisure update

All our leisure centres, except Carmarthen, will re-open at 1pm today. Unfortunately, Carmarthen Leisure Centre will remain closed until further notice and until we are able to assess the roof damage. This includes the closure of the Carmarthen Riverside Walk.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery and Carmarthen Museum also remain closed.

Sandy Water Park

We are advising people to please stay away from Sandy Water Park in Llanelli for safety reasons as there are a number of large fallen trees. Thank you for your co-operation.

Weather update

If you are out and about today, please take care. Although we have seen the worst of the bad weather, it is still very windy out there. A yellow wind warning remains in place until 6pm.

Please be mindful of debris and fallen trees / branches on the roads and pavements following Storm Eunice.

Our crews are on standby all weekend to respond to any further weather-related issues.

Flood alerts

For the latest flood warnings please visit the Natural Resources Wales website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Leisure facilities - update

All our libraries and theatres will re-open tomorrow (Saturday, February 18).

Carmarthen Leisure Centre will remain closed tomorrow due to damage caused to the roof. This includes the closure of the Carmarthen Riverside Walk.

A decision on all other leisure centres and the museums will be reviewed in the morning.

Leisure facilities

Our leisure centres, libraries, museums and theatres will remain closed today. The position will be reviewed tomorrow morning.

Parks

Pembrey Country Park, Llyn Llech Owain Country Park, Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park and Parc Howard will remain closed today and will re-open once it is safe to do.

 

Amber wind warning

Please continue to take care out there. An amber wind warning is in place until 9pm tonight.

Only travel if you need to, and if you are out and about, please be mindful of debris and fallen trees/ branches.

As the weather begins to ease, please take the time to check in with those who are more vulnerable in your community.

Our operational crews are on standby all weekend to respond to any further weather-related issues.

Contacting us

We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and apologise for any delays. We are working hard to respond to changing weather conditions.

Our crews will remain on standby until conditions improve. Please take care on the roads. Look out for fallen trees / branches and localised flooding.

If you prefer, please email your enquiry to us at direct@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or submit it to us via social media (you can private message us if you prefer).

Thanks for getting in touch with us.

Recycling centres - update

Our recycling centres will remain closed today for safety reasons. Residents that had appointments booked in for today can attend at any time over the weekend/next week between 8.30am and 3.30pm instead if they wish. Please take your confirmation email with you.

Bin collections

All bin collections from today will take place tomorrow (Saturday) instead. This includes hygiene waste and bulky waste collections.

Please do not put your waste out until after 6pm this evening and before 6am tomorrow morning.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

Road closures

We are aware of a number of road closures in place across the county due to fallen trees. Again, please travel only if necessary until the winds subside. If you do need to travel then be mindful of flying debris and fallen branches on the highway.

Road closures published here

High winds

Winds are picking up now around Wales as Storm Eunice approaches. Please take extra care in case of fallen branches and debris on the roads and only travel if you need to. As always we will continue to monitor the weather forecast and respond accordingly.

Visit the Met Office website for updates

Services

Registrar services will be closed today and appointments will be rescheduled

Road Closures

To keep up to date with any road closures due to Storm Eunice visit 

Bin collections

There will be no bin collections tomorrow morning. This includes hygiene waste and bulky waste collections. Please do not put your waste out. The position will be reviewed tomorrow afternoon with collections taking place on Saturday if the situation has improved.

Flooding

Please stay away from flood risk areas, and around rivers and coastlines.

For the latest flood warnings please visit the Natural Resources Wales website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Natural Resources Wales

Leisure facilities

All our leisure centres, libraries, museums and theatres will be closed tomorrow morning. The facilities will re-open when it is safe to do so. The position will be reviewed tomorrow afternoon.

Day centres

All Carmarthenshire day services will be closed tomorrow.

Recycling centres

All our recycling centres will be closed tomorrow morning. Residents with appointments from 12pm onwards will be able to attend in their allocated time slot. Anyone who has an appointment booked in the morning can attend in the afternoon or at any time over the weekend between 8.30am and 3.30pm instead if they wish. Please take your confirmation email with you.

Hwbs

The Hwbs and cashdesks in Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli will be closed tomorrow. Staff will continue to be on hand to help customers via phone and email.

Housing

Due to Storm Eunice all inspections and planned works will be cancelled tomorrow. Council tenants have been informed. This will allow any emergency works caused by the storm to be prioritised.

Parks

Due to Storm Eunice Pembrey Country Park will be closed from 10pm tonight and Parc Howard, Llyn Llech Owain Country Park and Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park from 6pm. We will re-open once it is safe to do so.

Schools

We are strongly advising all Carmarthenshire schools to move to online learning tomorrow as a precaution to ensure the safety of all pupils and staff. Schools will be communicating directly with parents/learners with the arrangements for online learning.

Storm Eunice

Carmarthenshire County Council is urging residents to be prepared as Storm Eunice hits Wales in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has issued a red warning of wind which is likely to cause significant disruption across the country.

There is also a yellow warning for localised flooding on roads and coastal areas.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s operational team are on standby to deal with any eventuality and will respond to the changing weather conditions.

People are being urged to check the Met Office and Natural Resources Wales websites for weather updates or call the Floodline 0345 988 1188 if you are concerned about flooding.

We will also keep you updated on our website and our social media channels.

Yellow rain warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for Sunday with some heavy and prolonged rain which may lead to flash flooding and difficult driving conditions. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and respond accordingly. Please take care on the roads

Visit the Met Office website for updates 

Frost and ice

The cold spell is set to continue this week with low temperatures forecasted. As always, we are monitoring and our gritters will be out to treat priority roads. There is a risk of frost and ice, so please take care on the roads and drive safely.

Gritting information

 

Icy conditions and sleet and snow

Temperatures are expected to drop across the county which could see icy conditions and sleet and snow on higher ground.

Our gritters have been out today and this evening treating priority routes. You may have heard that our winter maintenance staff are taking industrial action, please be assured contingency arrangements are in place.

Please take care on the roads and be mindful of changing conditions.

Winter weather information and advice

Flood alerts

A number of flood alerts are in place.

More information

Storm Barra update

Our crews and emergency responders continue to deal with damage and disruption caused by Storm Barra.

A yellow warning for strong winds is still in force, with conditions expected to improve this evening - please take extra care if you are out and about and look out for debris on the roads.

Full update

Road closed

The B4303 near Bryngwyn School will remain closed until tomorrow morning for safety reasons due to high winds which have caused damage to part of the school’s roof. Access to Prince Philip Hospital will be maintained. The closure will be re-assessed in the morning.

Flood Warnings - Pendine and Carmarthen Bay

If you are concerned about flooding visit the Natural Resources Wales website for up-to-date information or call all the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, and low-lying land close to the estuaries. Be careful as sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.

Strong winds and high tides

With strong winds and high tides, please be careful on beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, roads, low lying land - sea spray and waves could be dangerous and could contain debris.

Parc Howard

Due to high winds we have closed Parc Howard in Llanelli. We will monitor throughout the day.

Storm Barra - yellow wind warning

Storm Barra is set to bring some strong winds on Tuesday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for western parts of Carmarthenshire. Please take extra care in case of fallen branches and debris on the roads.

A combination of high tides, strong winds and large waves could lead to minor coastal flooding along the Carmarthenshire coast between Pendine and Hendy. Be careful on beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths.

As always we will continue to monitor the weather forecast and respond accordingly.

Yellow warning of ice

A yellow warning of ice has been issued from 12am tonight until 10am tomorrow. We are out tonight gritting main routes. Please drive carefully.

Road closed

The A484 between Cynwyl Elfed and Bronwydd will remain closed for most of this week due to the extent of tree fall.  Diversions are in place. 

Gritters

Gritters will be out this evening and early morning as road surface temperatures fall below zero. Risk of frost and ice. Please take extra care on the roads.

Gritting info 

Fallen Trees

Our highway crews are dealing with 136 tree incidents, many of these are multiple and large trees. Work is being prioritised on main routes and will continue into tomorrow to deal with the trees on minor roads.

Road Closed

B4299 Meidrim to St Clears at Pencoed is closed due to fallen trees. 

Travel update

Our highway crews have been busy working throughout the night and day dealing with weather related incidents. Please take extra care on the roads and look out for fallen trees and branches.

Parc Howard

Due to high winds we have closed Parc Howard in Llanelli. We will monitor throughout the day. Please take care on the roads.

Travel update

There are reports of hailstones on some Carmarthenshire roads, so please drive carefully.

 

Storm Arwen - warning of wind

Storm Arwen is set to bring some strong northerly winds to Wales from Friday afternoon through to Saturday evening.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind - this warning has been upgraded to amber for western parts of Carmarthenshire from midnight to 9am Saturday morning.

There is a risk of disruption to transport and possibly to power supplies. Please take extra care in case of fallen branches and debris on the roads. As always we will continue to monitor the weather forecast and respond accordingly.

Prolonged periods of heavy rain

We’re in for some prolonged periods of heavy rain over the next few days which may lead to river and surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions.

As always, are crews are prepared and will respond to changing conditions. Keep an eye on weather forecasts and take extra care on your journeys.

 

Yellow rain warning

The Met Office has issued a low impact yellow warning for rain Thursday and Friday. This may lead to flooding in places and disruption to travel. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and respond accordingly. Please take care on the roads.

Yellow warning of thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of thunderstorms for tomorrow morning, between 4am and 12pm.

Expect rain, strong winds and thunder and lightning. Please take care on the roads and be mindful of changing conditions.

Met Office weather warning

Yellow rain warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain from 5pm this evening to 4am tomorrow. This may lead to flooding in places and disruption to travel. Please drive carefully.

Visit the Met Office website for updates