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Rain warning in force for Wales

The warning is valid until 9pm on Saturday. Credit: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/DPA/PA Images

A Met Office 'Be aware' warning of heavy rain is now in force for much of Wales.

The areas affected are:

Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan.

Rain warning for Wales

A Met Office 'be aware' warning is valid until 9pm. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people to be alert for flooding as heavy rain sweeps across Wales.

It is expected to be heaviest in parts of the south before moving north throughout the day.

NRW says it could cause localised flooding of road surfaces, and flooding from drains, ditches and small streams. Driving conditions may be hazardous.

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'Be aware' warning of rain issued

The warning's valid from noon to 8pm. Credit: Patrick Seeger/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for parts of North, East and Central Wales:

Powys, Wrexham, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Denbighshire

No let up in heavy rain

The warning's valid until 11pm Saturday. Credit: HOCH ZWEI/DPA/Press Association Images

The Met Office has issued a 'be aware' warning of heavy rain for parts of Wales until late on Saturday.

The areas affected are :

Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan and Ceredigion.

There are 19 flood alerts in force.

Weather affects train services

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#UKstorm 07:58 Swansea to London Paddington due 11:07 This train will be cancelled. This is due to poor weather conditions.

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#UKstorm 09:15 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 11:23 This train will be cancelled. This is due to poor weather conditions.

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Heavy rain warning

The warning is valid until 10.00am. Credit: Patrick Seeger/DPA/Press Association Images

A yellow "be aware" warning of heavy rain is in force for South and South West Wales.

The Met Office says the ground is already wet so with 10 - 30 mm of rain likely there is a risk of localised flooding.

The areas affected are: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan

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