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Storm Jocelyn: Power cuts as winds from Storm Jocelyn hit Wales

People are without power in several parts of north Wales as strong winds and heavy rain from Storm Jocelyn sweep across the country.

Two overlapping yellow warnings for high winds have been issued by the Met Office.

Scottish Power reported power cuts in the Denbigh and St Asaph areas, in Wrexham county and in Whitford near Holywell.

About 70 homes had cuts in Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent and Knighton, Powys.

South Wales Police said Ynysmeurig Road in Abercynon, Rhondda Cyon Taf, was closed in both directions because of debris.

The Met Office recorded gusts of 71mph (114 km/h) at Lake Vyrnwy in Powys.

The first wind warning is in place from midday on Tuesday until 15:00 GMT on Wednesday.

It covers Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan.

Peak gusts of 45-55mph (162-198 km/h) are "likely" inland, according to forecasters, with up to 65mph (234 km/h) on some exposed coasts.

Waves crashing into a pier and light in the Aberystwyth harbour sending spray skyward
Rough seas off Aberystwyth

The second wind warning is in place from 16:00 on Tuesday until 13:00 on Wednesday.

It applies to Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys and Wrexham.

These areas could see gusts of up to 70mph (252 km/h), with the Met office warning that "power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage".

The warning for heavy rain is in force from 12:30 until 19:00 on Tuesday.

It covers Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham.

The Met Office says that flooding to roads is likely with train and bus services expected to be affected.

Storm Jocelyn will be the 10th named storm in five months.

It follows hot on the heels of Storm Isha, which left thousands of homes across Wales without power and brought gusts of up to 90mph (144km/h).

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