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Latest weather update

148,000 WPD customers reconnected following storms

We have seen a continuation of the extremely stormy weather which has been a feature of the last few days.

From late Friday afternoon into Saturday, strong winds with gusts of over 80 mph have again been affecting parts of our network which includes the South West, South Wales and the Midlands.

Some power lines were damaged by fallen trees, branches and other wind-borne debris which affected power supplies to some of our customers. 

Our engineers continue to work tirelessly to restore power to homes and businesses in what were again extremely challenging conditions. Our priority is always to restore customers as quickly as possible.

In anticipation of this forecasted weather, our depots again remained open 24 hours and additional operational and contact centre staff were made available to deal with electricity network issues. We continued to text customers whose supplies have been affected.

We also had flood response vehicles and crews available to safeguard supplies, as well as our fleet of helicopters which have been available for post-fault patrols and to help restore supplies quicker.

Power cut latest Sunday 4:00pm
 

  • We have around 240 customers without power in the South West. Normal operation has returned to South Wales, West and East Midlands.

  • We anticipate to have supplies in the South West restored during Sunday.

  • Since Friday evening, we have restored approximately 148,000 customers' power supplies. All faults are currently being worked on and restorations are continuing in the South West.

Updates are being provided via our Twitter account @wpduk, with live power cut information also available through this website.

If you want to call us please go to our ‘Contact Us’ page and call the relevant telephone number for your area. We will answer your call quickly and do whatever we can to help. We are also working in partnership with the RVS and the British Red Cross to provide extra help for customers on our Priority Service Register.

Up-to-date power cut information and advice can also be found on our advice page.