THERE are a number of reports relating to localised surface water flooding and fallen trees and branches throughout the Cardigan area making driving conditions difficult.

Rain is falling on already saturated grounds and overwhelming drainage structure and ‘Flood’ signs have been erected in several locations.

Top wind gust speeds are expected to be between 50 and 60 mph but should ease from late afternoon.

Yesterday (Monday, January 13 ) power cuts hit homes in the Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn area, with the Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire recording a wind gust of 85 mph during one rain squall.

Currently, the A487 at Newport is affected by water run-off from field/hill overwhelming storm water drains, while the road between Abercych to Cenarth is reported flooded.

Councils have also received a number of reports relating to trees and branches being blown down blocking roads. These are being dealt with.

A flood alert for the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire coast is currently in place until Wednesday (January 15 ) - see Natural Resources Wales website for details.