Rail bosses are expecting "a considerable increase in disruption to services" later today and tomorrow (Friday) as the weather is expected to worsen.

Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail have issued a joint statement to travellers.

Bill Kelly, chief operating officer for Network Rail and Bethan Jelfs, customer services director for Arriva Trains Wales said: “The safety of our customers and staff is a key priority, and with the extreme weather warning extended to red across South West England and Wales, we are expecting a considerable increase in disruption to services across the majority of our network from midday today (Thursday).

“Our teams are working tirelessly to prepare for the challenging weather conditions and keep services running, but we are asking people to travel only if absolutely necessary.

"We expect some services to be considerably limited and customers should ensure that they check their journeys before they travel at www.arrivatrains.wales/check. Customers should also make any necessary journeys as early as possible before the weather worsens.”