South East Wales

Sign and trees falls as strong winds hit south Wales

Fallen tree at Brynmill Lane, Swansea Image copyright James MacGregor
Image caption Fallen tree at Brynmill Lane, Swansea

A shop sign has fallen in strong winds, injuring one person, and a number of trees are also reported to have been blown down across south Wales.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said one person suffered minor injuries when the sign fell at about 12:30 BST in Penarth.

One tree fell in Brynmill Lane, Swansea, smashing on to a car.

It came as the Met office issued a yellow warning of wind for south and west Wales.

The warning, in place until 23:55 BST on Saturday, said some areas could see winds of up to 50-60 mph.

The Met office's website said: "The public should be aware that this could lead to difficult driving conditions and perhaps some disruption to outdoor activities."

South Wales Police said officers attended the Brynmill Lane tree fall at 13:54 BST and there were no injuries reported.

A spokesman added that they were getting numerous calls about fallen trees

The fire service said trees had also come down in Cardiff Bay, Abercynon, Llanover, Tonyrefail and Llantrisant.

In the case of the shop sign, South Wales Fire Service made the area safe and a Vale of Glamorgan council structural engineer was called in.

The fire service received several other calls about fallen trees, including one in South Court Road, Penylan, Cardiff, which was made safe by Cardiff council.

In Gabalfa, Cardiff, a 30ft-tall (9m) tree fell and smashed a window of an unoccupied house.

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