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Severe weather warning: rain and high winds

The warning is valid until 7pm Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Archive/PA Images

Large parts of Wales are being warned to expect heavy rain and high winds.

The Met Office says they could mean difficult travel conditions, as the summer holiday season starts for some. Standing water and spray may make journeys longer, and could lead to minor surface water flooding. Winds could be sufficiently strong to cause some bridge restrictions, and bring down branches from trees.

The areas affected. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says conditions could also be hazardous for those engaged in outdoor activities.

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'Be aware' warning for second day of thunderstorms

The warning runs until 10pm. Credit: DPA DEUTSCHE PRESS-AGENTUR/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office says thunderstorms, with locally torrential downpours will continue to move north across Wales this morning.

Although the thunderstorms will tend to ease from the south later further, possibly severe storms may break out again this afternoon, probably focused over parts of northeast Wales.

Although some places will miss the thunderstorms, there is a chance of localised sudden flooding of homes, businesses and roads. Frequent lightning and large hail may be additional hazards, the latter bringing potential for disruption to power network

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