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Aberystwyth promenade turned into beach by storms


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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    Following the two storms this week, the first on Monday which saw a combination of exceptionally low pressure (954 mbar), a high spring tide of 5.5m, and gale force winds, and then a second one last night which was a more straightforward westerly gale, Aberystwyth promenade resembled an upper tier of the beach today!

    Hundreds of metres of the prom was covered in thick shingle and sand deposited by the waves, which was over a foot deep in places. There were also a number of quite large pebbles up to 10 inches big lifted onto there too.

    On Monday the prom was closed to the public and traffic around high tide, and also during todays high tide it was closed off to traffic. We were warned by a council employee that it could be unsafe to venture onto there as slates were loose on the adjacent roofs.

    The photographs were taken just after today's high tide, with the sea still foaming and boiling, along with impressive waves- even though the gale had now abated.

    I have never seen the prom like this before!

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