Weather warning for heavy rain extended over larger parts of Wales

A weather warning for heavy rain has been extended.

A yellow warning for rain will now run from 6am on Saturday to 9am on Sunday covering a larger area of ​​South Wales.

The Met Office said "surface water flooding impacts" – especially on Saturday and Sunday morning.

An early warning only covered Pembrokeshire and parts of Carmarthenshire but has now been extended to cover Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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According to the Met Office: "Showers will have many bands and heavy showers at times.

"These could produce 15-20 mm or rain in 2-3 hours in some places.

"Given the saturated soil, parts of south, water, and most of the time, parts of South are flooding impacts, especially Saturday morning and again early Sunday morning."

Bands of rain will reach the south-west throughout the day

Natural Resources Wales have 13 flood alerts in the south-west with residents being prepared for further heavy rain.

Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire saw the worst of the weather on water.

The majority of flood warnings are in place in the south-west.

Flood alerts in force

Natural Resources Wales has active flood alerts in force in the following 14 areas:

  • Upper Teifi – Rivers in the upper Teifi catchment upstream or Llanybydder including Llanybydder.
  • Upper Towy – Rivers in the upper Towering catchment upstream or Llandeilo excluding the Bran at Llandovery.
  • Ceredigion coast – Ceredigion coast between Borth and Cardigan.
  • Eastern Cleddau – Rivers in the Eastern Cleddau catchment.
  • Lower Towy – Rivers in the lower Towering catchment downstream or Llandeilo excluding Llandeilo.
  • North and west Pembrokeshire – Rivers on the north and west coast of Pembrokeshire.
  • South Pembrokeshire – Rivers in south Pembrokeshire.
  • Western Cleddau – Rivers in the Western Cleddau catchment.
  • Lower Teifi – Rivers in the lower Teifi catchment downstream or Llanybydder.
  • Rivers Taff and Cynin – Rivers in the Taf and Cynin catchments.
  • Carmarthenshire coast – Carmarthenshire coast between Pendine and Hendy, east or Llanelli.
  • Tidal area at Crofty – North Gower Coast at Crofty.
  • River Rhyd Hir at Riverside Terrace – Riverside Terrace and the A499.

Flood warnings in place between parts of Wales as severe weather causes major disruptions

The Met Office have warned people to expect:

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads making journey times longer

According to the Office Regional forecast, Wales can expect clear spells to be with further heavy showers at times through the night.

A spell of more frequent showers is likely in the south towards dawn on Sunday.

There will be frequent showers at first which will be lost during the morning.

What is a weather warning?

As the UK's official weather service, the Met Office is responsible for issuing weather warnings, which warns of impacts caused by severe weather.

Warnings are designed to let people, businesses, emergency responders and governments know what weather is possible.

Warnings can be for rain, thunderstorms, wind, snow, lightning, ice and fog. They are color coded yellow, amber or red depending on the combination of the impact of the impact.