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The Met Office says there is a risk of flooding and travel disruption.Read the full story ›
Wales faced heavy downpours on Wednesday after a severe weather warning was issued in parts of the country.Read the full story ›
There are ten flood alerts and one flood warning in force across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and SwanseaRead the full story ›
The Met Office says parts of Wales could be hit by torrential downpours this afternoon and tonight.
It says there could be some disruption, more likely from which may include sudden localised flooding of transport routes, homes and businesses.
Frequent lightning in association with the heaviest rain may also temporarily disrupt power supplies. But, it says, many places will likely see little or no impacts. Indeed many parts of the warning area will see dry and sunny weather through much of the daytime on Wednesday.
The areas affected are :
The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of heavy rain for much of Wales.
It says the rain is expected to be slow moving and heavy at times with as much as 80mm (3 in) in places over high ground; most likely in Snowdonia.
There is the potential for localised flooding along with disruption to some transport routes and difficult driving conditions.
The Met Office has issued a 'be aware' warning of heavy rain for much of Wales.
It says another broad area of heavy, persistent rain will extend northwards across Wales.
The heaviest rain is expected to reach the south during the morning and to reach north Wales by around the middle of the day.
It says heavy and possibly thundery showers are likely to follow. Strong northeasterly winds will also develop for a time giving gusts of 40-50 mph.
There's also the possibility of localised flooding and disruption to transport, with Great Western Railway announcing this morning that London to Cardiff trains were being cancelled and services to Swansea were being diverted because of flooding between Bristol Parkway and Swindon.
There is flooding between Bristol Parkway and Swindon and all lines are closed. London-Cardiff trains cancelled, Swansea trains diverted.
The Met Office is warning of the risk of localised surface water flooding as thunderstorms sweep in delivering heavy rain.
It says many places will miss them but others could see up to an inch (2.5cm) of rainfall.
The warning's been extended from 0900am today to the same time tomorrow.
It applies to: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan
There's a 'be aware' warning of heavy rain in force for much of Wales.
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.
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.