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'Be aware' warning of heavy rain in force for a day and a half

There's a 'be aware' warning of heavy rain in force for much of Wales.

The warning is in force until 1500 tomorrow. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

The Met Office says there could be up to 10 centimetres, that's almost 4 inches, of rain on higher ground over the next day and a half.

The rain will also be accompanied by south or southwesterly gales and possibly severe gales at times, especially along Irish Sea coasts and over high ground.

Coastguards say there's a forecast of Storm Force 10 gales for the North Wales coast.

There's the potential for disruption to travel.

'Be aware' rain warning for North Wales

The warning is in force until 4pm Credit: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office has a yellow 'be aware' warning of rain in force for Flintshire and Wrexham.

It says upwards of 30 mm could fall in a few places and there is the risk of minor disruption to travel because of localised surface water flooding.

Conditions are expected to ease during the afternoon.

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'Severe' weather warning of rain

The warning runs until 0900 tomorrow. Credit: Martin Gerten/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy rain for much of Wales starting this morning at 0800.

It says some localised flooding is possible from fast responding water courses and standing water. Travel could be disrupted.

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
  • Wrexham

Thunderstorm warning for much of Wales

The warning is valid from 0100 Friday to 0900 Saturday. Credit: Frank Rumpenhorst/DPA/Press Association Images

The Met Office is warning of local, but significant, disruption later as severe thunderstorms sweep across much of Wales.

It says, in some places, there could be up to two inches of rain in an hour.

There's a yellow 'be aware' alert in force for the following areas:

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

Weather warning and flood alerts for Wales

The warning is valid until 0900 tomorrow. Credit: Thomas Eisenhuth/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office has a yellow 'be aware' warning for heavy rain in force for South Wales, Powys and Pembrokeshire.

The Environment Agency has issued four flood alerts:

  • Rivers in the Ewenny and Vale of Glamorgan west catchments.
  • Rivers in the Llynfi and Ogmore catchments.
  • Rivers in the Taf and Cynin catchments.
  • Rivers in south Pembrokeshire.

Natural Resources Wales says the forecast remains unsettled for the rest of the week with further bands of heavy rain expected.

It says in many places the ground will already be saturated from recent heavy rainfall, so further rain could find its way into rivers quickly leading to Flood Alerts being issued.

Blocked drains caused by fallen leaves are also likely to cause flooding of road surfaces, so people are advised to take extra care while travelling.

Severe weather warning

Porthcawl was hit by storms in February. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy rain and strong winds for coastal areas stretching from the Vale of Glamorgan to Anglesey.

The areas affected are:

  • Bridgend
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Swansea
  • Vale of Glamorgan

Gales or even severe gales are likely around exposed coasts and high ground in the west and north on Monday morning. The public should be aware of the potential for travel disruption from the strong winds as well as standing water on the roads and reduced visibility from spray and driving rain.

– Met Office

Firefighters say trees have already been brought down in Newcastle Emlyn and Solva

And leaves are causing problems on roads between Haverfordwest and Newgale.

There are no reports of injuries.

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Heavy rain warning issued

The warning's valid until 0900 Saturday. Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

The Met office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for parts of North and West Wales. The warning's valid from 1500 this afternoon until 0900 tomorrow.

It says there's a risk of localised surface water flooding.

The areas affected are:

  • Anglesey
  • Gwynedd
  • Conwy
  • Ceredigion
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Swansea
  • Neath Port Talbot

'Be aware' warning of heavy rain

The warning is valid until 2345. Credit: PA Images

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy rain for most of Wales.

The areas covered are:

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Flintshire
  • Isle of Anglesea
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhonnda Cynon Taff
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue northwards on Friday morning - the risk then continuing through the rest of the day.

Many places will miss these but the public should be aware of the potential for isolated disruption due to surface water flooding, lightning strikes and hail.

– Met Office

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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