We will update this story with information as it comes in.

*UPDATE: 5.46pm*

A Monmouthshire County Council spokesman issued the following statement summarising how the authority has dealth with Storm Callum: "Six members of staff have been dealing with incidents on an on-call basis.

"The worst of the weather appeared to have passed this morningm with 20mph winds and heavy rain.

"We expect a quieter evening before a period of persistent rain and high winds either side of dawn on Saturday morning.

"We've dealt with a numerous minor incidents, including a lot of branches falling, some fallen trees, and standing water which has been cleared by staff.

"Staff have patrolled roads likely to be at risk of flooding to deal with any issues before they deteriorate, but we are not aware of any roads being closed."

*UPDATE: 4.23pm*

Monmouthshire County Council have confirmed people have been asking for sandbags because of flooding concerns.

*UPDATE 4.08pm*

*UPDATE 3pm*

The Newport parkrun has been cancelled tomorrow due to the forecasted weather.

Find out more here.

*UPDATE 2.55pm*

Natural Resouces Wales have issued a flood warning for the Usk Estuary.

Their website reads: "High tide at Newport is expected to reach seven metres at 9pm today. The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 6.8 metres at 8.45am this morning. Although this evening's high tide is not forecast to exceed the flood alert threshold, the flood alert will remain in force due to the potential for large waves and some spray overtopping.

"This message will be updated after this evening’s high tide or if the situation changes."


A performance of Moby Dick, by Tin Shed Theatre, on Newport Transporter Bridge, has been cancelled tonight due to weather concerns.



Blaenau Gwent council says it is dealing with numerous incidents of flooding, and handing out sandbags to some homes at risk

*UPDATE 12.35* 

MORE images are coming in of flooding in Newport city centre.  

South Wales Argus:

South Wales Argus:

Pictures: christinsleyphotography.co.uk

You can share your images of the flooding and storm damage on the South Wales Argus Camera Club group, by messaging the South Wales Argus Facebook page, tweeting @SouthWalesArgus, or emailing newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk  

*UPDATE 12.09PM*

THERE has been flooding on Queensway in Newport city centre. 

*UPDATE 12.03PM*

FLOOD warnings have been put in place by Natural Resource Wales for the Usk estuary, which is expected to reach 7.2 metres at 9.45am on Saturday morning, and is expected to reach a level of 7.1 metres at 9.30pm this evening.  

In Monmouthshire, there is a flood warning for the Wye estuary. High tide at Chepstow will be 25 minutes later than at Newport and, at Tintern it will be 45 minutes later


STRONG winds and heavy rain have closed the M48 Severn Bridge in both directions this morning.

As a result of Storm Callum, the bridge has been closed between J1 A403 (Aust) and J2 A466 (Chepstow).

Traffic is being directed over the Prince of Wales Bridge, which is causing heavy tailbacks.

Earlier this morning, one lane had been shut in each direction on the M48 bridge, in case vehicles got blown in to the adjacent lanes, and a temporary speed limit of 40mph was introduced, but the bridge has now been shut.