Waves crash over sea wall as Hurricane Ophelia brings 90mph winds

Pedestrians nearby were knocked down by the strength of the water

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The effects of Hurricane Ophelia were felt right across the country this week - as this driver discovered.

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The tail of the natural phenomenon brought winds of 90mph to Wales, causing considerable damage.

And in the coastal town of Aberystwyth, the waves surged over the wall, carrying a white vehicle with it.

Pedestrians nearby were knocked down by the strength of the water as others fled, reports Wales Online.

This footage was filmed by exchange student Felicia Mentzel-Ernstved in Aberystwyth.

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The huge wave heads straight for the car

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The effects of Hurricane Ophelia

She said: "Most people were enjoying the storm and having a drink while they were watching it.

"One person thought it would be a good idea to move the car from where it was parked and that is when the wave came over.

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Pedestrians flee from the storm

"A girl almost got dragged under the car in front of the white one due to the wave - that's not visible in the footage. She didn't seem seriously injured, but could have been. The waves were washing rocks over the side of wall and the street was covered in them the next morning."

Remnants of the hurricane battered the Welsh coast throughout Monday afternoon and evening.

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