Damage has been caused to the roof of a house after being hit by lightning.

Many people across the Gwendraeth, Amman and Towy valleys were woken up early this morning by a loud clap of thunder being described as like "a bomb going off". 

Initial reports suggest the Tumble area saw the worst of the storm with emergency services being called to a property in Rhosnewydd, Tumble just before 6am this morning.

It is thought the lightning struck the roof of the house. The residents of the property are reported to have no serious injuries.

A spokeswoman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue said: "At 5:50am this morning, Wednesday, October 28, crews from Tumble and Pontyates attended an incident in Tumble, where a lightning strike had caused damage to a property. 

"Crews were involved in making the scene safe by use of ladders and thermal imaging cameras.

"Police, ambulance and local authority were also in attendance.

"Crews remain on scene to monitor the incident."

The storm has led to a power cut and water outages in parts of the Gwendraeth.

It comes as the Met Office issues a weather warning for the area for Thursday and Friday from 12pm.

It is predicting periods of heavy rain leading to flooding and disruption to transport.

A statement said: “Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop across Wales and north west England during Thursday and Friday.

“Accumulations of 30-40mm can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 50-80mm.”