'Runaway panda' spotted in Wales as Storm Hannah grips the nation


The rogue tent-shaped beast was caught on film skirting down a road in Roath, Cardiff earlier today.

The bizarre moment as picked up by a Twitter user who posted it online along with the comment: “A rare sighting this morning in Roath, Cardiff of Hannah of #StormHannah fame who’s actually just an angry panda.”

The tweet has so far had nearly 6,000 likes and people were quick to support the free-spirited tent.

IN TENTS: Bizarre scenes in Wales today as Storm Hannah grips the nation (Pic: Twitter)

OWERLESS: Storm Hannah has tripped power to hundreds of homes (Pic: WPD/WXCHARTS)

OWERLESS: Storm Hannah has tripped power to hundreds of homes (Pic: WPD/WXCHARTS) (Pic: Pic: WPD/WXCHARTS)

One user said the panda was “big queen energy”, whilst another compared it to a 70s cop show chase.

South Wales Cops confirmed they were aware of the runaway, tweeting: “Pandamonium in Cardiff this morning.

“Stay safe outside today, still heavy winds across south Wales.”

Unfortunately, the panda’s luck didn’t last long.

“Pandamonium ”

South Wales Police

A follow-up tweet appeared to show the animal folded up and stuffed in a rubbish bin.

Storm Hannah has so far left around 25,0000 homes and businesses without power in Ireland.

Heavy winds are gripping much of the nation after Hannah barrelled its way into the west coast yesterday.

The storm is currently sitting above the UK and is set to unleash strong winds and heavy rain for the rest of the day, before dying out overnight.

A yellow wind warning covering Wales and central and southern England has been in place today, with the Met Office warning of travel disruption and more power cuts.

Northern Ireland meanwhile is covered by a yellow rain warning, with the flooding of some homes and businesses “likely”.

The Llyn Peninsula off the coast of Wales saw the highest gust overnight when a gust of 82mph was clocked at Aberdaron.

Skies should start to brighten for most tomorrow, with some showers developing.


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