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Heavy rain expected to bring flooding to parts of Wales

21 Feb 2024 2 minute read
Yellow weather warning for rain

Heavy rain is set to bring flooding to parts of Wales, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow rain warning is in place for a large part of Wales from midnight until noon on Wednesday.

Homes and businesses could be flooded, with some interruption to power supplies and other services.

Bus and train services may also be affected, leading to longer journey times.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “We could see quite widely across western parts of the UK 10 to 20mm of rain.

“But over those higher ground spots of parts of Wales, south-west England in particular, we could see 40 to 50 and then locally 60 or 70mm of rain.”

Weather warning for rain February 21 2024.

Alerts

He said the heavy rainfall could cause some flooding.

“This falling on the back of what has been a wet winter, wet month… we could see some flooding develop as we move through tomorrow morning.”

There are currently 21 flood alerts in place across Wales.

The afternoon will bring respite from the rain, with sunny spells in parts of the country.

“It becomes much brighter into the afternoon through Wednesday with sunny spells,” he said.

“It takes time to clear across some central southern parts of the UK so it might stay cloudy here and then some parts of southern England may continue to see rain through the day.”

Strong winds could also bring gales around coastal areas.

Temperatures across the country will generally range between 12C to 14C, he added.


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