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Yellow weather warning issued around Wales

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YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS have been issued for Wales as Storm Diana and extreme winds hit the country.

The Met Office has warned of strong winds and heavy rain over Wednesday and Thursday as part of Storm Diana.

There is a Yellow Warning for wind in place on Wednesday (Nov 28) between 9am-11.59pm. A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain.

Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas adjacent to the Irish Sea most exposed to the south to southeasterly wind.

Wind gusts of 60 mph are expected, with a few more exposed locations seeing 70 mph gusts. The Met Office is warning of likely delays to public transport and potential short term loss of power. It is also likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

Another Yellow Warning is in place on Thursday (Nov 29) between 3am-3pm. There is a small chance that an intense weather system could quickly travel northeast, bringing a narrow swathe of very strong winds early in the day to parts of southwest England and Wales, followed by north Wales and northern England a little later.

Should this occur, wind gusts of around 80 mph are possible, particularly along exposed coastlines. This would also bring some rough seas, large waves, and possible local coastal impacts.

There is significant uncertainty over how severe this system will be, but a wet and windy day is expected regardless. There is a small chance of delays to public transport, a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs and a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

There is also the potential for injuries and danger to life as a result of large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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Angle Lifeboat tasked to disabled yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head

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ANGLE LIFEBOAT and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

Angle Lifeboat and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

The lifeboat was launched at 10:43pm to a 26ft yacht that had reported smoke coming from their engine compartment. The casualty vessel was 22 miles south west of St Ann’s with two crew onboard.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 11:46pm. The on scene assessment was carried out and both crew were safe and well but the vessel would need to be towed to Milford Haven. The tow was set up and the casualty vessel was under tow at 11:56pm.

The conditions were perfect for the slow tow back which saw a beautiful moon rising and the early glow of dawn.

Lifeboat arrived at Milford and swapped the casualty vessel to an alongside tow to take it alongside in to the lock at Milford Marina where the casualty was safely tied up at 04:49am.

The lifeboat rehoused at 05:15am where she got her well deserved washdown and the crew headed home to get some sleep.

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Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor

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A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

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Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

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POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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