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Disruption expected as Storm Callum hits Wales

People are being urged to be alert as a month's worth of rainfall is expected to fall across Wales.

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Storm Callum is bringing strong winds and heavy and persistent rain, with the highest totals in south and southwest Wales, which could cause local rivers to rise.

Storm Bronagh brought high winds and flash flooding in September Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

An amber warning has been issued for south Wales from Friday morning until Saturday evening.

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Natural Resources Wales said it is also monitoring weather conditions at sea as the storm could also cause flooding with large waves, strong winds and a tidal surge. It said it is checking flood defences, clearing gulleys and installing temporary defences to protect communities.

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The current forecasted rain could cause flooding this week, especially in south and west Wales, and we are urging people to prepare themselves.

Making sure you know what the situation is like where you live is really important. Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe.

You can check our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for any flood warnings that may be in place.

– Gary White, NRW’s Duty Tactical Manager

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