‘Absolute carnage’ as storm devastates Aberystwyth
97mph winds were recorded this morning
A large gust lasting around five minutes this morning has caused devastation in Aberystwyth. As a result, trees have been uprooted, flagpoles flattened and tiles detached from houses.
The windspeed was recorded at between 94 and 97mph by the Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat Station.
Campus staff are directing traffic around and warning passers by that the campus is unsafe and to be careful of flying roof tiles.
Penglais Hill has been closed both ways due to an uprooted tree. South road and Pier Street have been closed due to roof tiles coming off and striking the ground below.
Pandora, an Aber student, said there was “carnage on campus”.
She added: “It was mad, trees down, union doors smashed, massive furniture picked up from outside arts centre. Scary stuff!”
— Lars Lowinski (@larslowinski) November 17, 2016
— Thomas Scarrott (@thomasscarrott) November 17, 2016
— Gwe Cambrian Web Cyf (@gwecambrianweb) November 17, 2016
WTF… Tornado in Aberystwyth? Our internal doors rattling like a 747 just flew over the roof.!
— Shelley Childs (@shelleychilds) November 17, 2016
First Aberystwyth storm and I'm excited as fuck
— Alex Oakley (@alexevanoakley) November 17, 2016
— Nick Gregory (@NickGregory5) November 17, 2016
Pier St Aberystwyth closed due to roof tiles coming off – high winds (099)
— Dyfed Powys Police (@DyfedPowys) November 17, 2016
— Shem ap Geraint (@shemKSW) November 17, 2016
I'm pretty sure a tornado just hit Aberystwyth
— Harrycatling (@harrycatling95) November 17, 2016