The night of the 25th/26th was another stormy night along the Welsh coast.

As daylight arrived today (Boxing Day) the damage became apparent at the northern end of Barmouth promenade.

This kind of destruction to the sea wall is not unusual but it does seem to be occurring more often (in my opinion).

The road is closed, but I'm sure the debris will be cleared over the next few days. However I doubt if repairs will be completed until the calmer weather in the Spring.

It should be noted though that our local weather here is relatively benign compared to what the people of North West England have been suffering. Today (Boxing Day 2015) is the day when

  • There are currently 21 severe flood warnings, 227 warnings and 138 alerts in force across England and Wales.

  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service says it has been called to around 350 incidents and rescued 50 people on Boxing Day.

  • Residents in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, and Ribchester and Whalley, Lancashire, have been evacuated, some by helicopter, after rivers burst their banks.

  • The Army has been deployed in parts of Cumbria to shore of defences ahead of expected floodwaters.

  • North West Wales is effectively cut off by flooding after rising waters blocked the A5 and A55, the two major roads into the region.

  • A large sinkhole has opened up on the M62 following heavy rain, closing the westbound carriage between junctions 20 and 19.

  • Flood sirens sounded in several Yorkshire towns from early this morning, most recently in Appleby where flooding is expected.

  • About 10,000 homes in Lancashire lost their electricity supply after a main substation was damaged.

  • A 200-year-old pub, the Waterside, was destroyed by flooding in Summerseat, Greater Manchester.

More here

And there is more turbulent weather on the horizon.

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