Cwmcarn Primary School

Nurture, Challenge, Inspire

Important warning form the Local Authority

Please read the following communication from the Local Authority


Dear parent / carer,


The Met Office has now issued a RED weather warning for parts of the Caerphilly county borough on Friday 18th March. A RED weather warning is rare and indicates a risk to life and significant disruption.


Storm Eunice may cause significant disruption due to extremely strong winds. The Met Office currently advises:


  • Flying debris resulting in danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Uprooted trees are likely
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes, including flooding of some coastal properties


The council, as Local Education Authority, has advised all schools in the area to switch to remote learning arrangements tomorrow (Friday 18th February) in order to keep pupils and staff safe.


We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience, but the safety and wellbeing of the whole school community is paramount.


This decision has not been taken lightly, but red weather warnings are rare so we must respond accordingly.


Thank for four your co-operation and understanding in this matter.