THE much-anticipated arrival of Storm Ciara to the UK left Barry relatively unscathed on Sunday, February 9.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the whole country and damage, flooding and power cuts were reported in all four nations.

Barry-born BBC Wales weatherman, Derek Brockway tweeted that in Barry it had been "blustery" with "gusts 50 to 60mph!"

Barry Coastguard reported nothing of concern off the Vale of Glamorgan coastline.

The advice was to avoid unnecessary travel.

The Vale council reported "minimal disruption."

A Vale council spokeswoman said: "The highways department received five reports of fallen trees on Sunday, February 9, possibly as a result of Storm Ciara and high winds.

"Swift action was taken to clear the debris in order to minimise disruption.”

The locations of the fallen trees were Gladstone Road, Barry; Port Road West near Cwm Ciddy, Barry; Eglwys Brewis Road near the Carpenters Arms, St Athan; Church Road, Cowbridge; and Warren Mill near Pendoylan.