UK storm batters Cardiff

Man hit on the head by falling street sign in Cardiff city centre

Cardiff storm UK storm

A pedestrian was struck by a sign this afternoon on Cardiff’s Westgate Street, outside the Millenium Stadium. It is thought the sign came down in heavy winds as the storm currently sweeping the UK reaches Cardiff.

Fallen sign on Westgate Street

Fallen sign on Westgate Street

Trees have also been brought down by high winds in the Heath and Whitchurch areas of Cardiff causing traffic delays.

Fallen tree blocks the road in the Heath area

Fallen tree blocks the road in the Heath area on Rhydhelig Avenue

Another road blocked in Whitchurch

Another road blocked in Whitchurch

As the storm sweeps across the country there are currently 42,000 homes in South Wales without power.