1. ITV Report

Batten down the hatches

Friday weather warnings Credit: ITV/Met Office
Sunday weather warnings Credit: ITV/Met Office
Monday weather warnings Credit: ITV/Met Office

A spell of potentially severe weather is heading our way with both a flood risk and the effects of strong winds potentially causing disruption.

Overnight the next spell of heavy rain pushes in from the southwest. It will take its time to reach the likes of Flintshire and Wrexham. A mild and breezy night with lows of 12C.

Friday morning sees the heaviest of the rain lingering until after breakfast for the northeastern corner of Wales, elsewhere there will be plenty of cloud with outbreaks of light rain and showers continuing.

Into the afternoon and the cloud should break for many, however, the showers are likely to continue and in a few cases turn heavy and thundery. The brisk breeze should help to push these showers through and the southerly direction keep the temperatures on the mild side with highs of 16-17C.

A yellow warning is in force for the south of Wales. A few leaves can easily block drains and lead to surface water flooding.

Saturday sees more rain moving through later in the day.

Sunday sees a brighter and showery day but later in the evening the next band of heavy rain moves in. Another yellow warning is in force for a wider area of south and mid Wales. This is to warn for heavy rain leading to more surface water flooding.

Monday sees that rain move northwards and the yellow warning moves to north Wales with it. Meanwhile very strong winds are set to cause disruption across southern parts of Wales. Winds in excess of 70mph could see branches on trees down and given the soft waterlogged ground, whole trees may be uprooted.

Monday is some time away and the track of this storm system means that the forecast and warnings may well change, so do check here and the Met Office website for updates.