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Yellow rain warning issued for parts of Wales on Easter Sunday evening

31 Mar 2024 2 minute read
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Heavy rain in the southeast of Wales could cause travel disruption and lead to difficult driving conditions on Sunday evening, forecasters have said.

The Met Office said heavy showers expected between 8pm and 11.45pm may also affect bus and train services, with road flooding potentially increasing journey times.

Cardiff is among the areas covered by a yellow warning, which also extends to parts of south-west and south-east England.

Up to 20mm-30mm of rainfall is expected to fall in some areas over a short period of time.

Localised flooding

Liam Eslick, a forecaster at the Met Office, said there is a “risk of localised flooding” as the evening progresses because of sensitive river levels.

“Being the bank holiday weekend, people are travelling around at this time, so we’d recommend checking road coverage if people are driving or any bus and train timetables to see if there are any cancellations,” he added.

The Met Office also said the heavy evening rain may be “accompanied by an isolated rumble of thunder”, as it encouraged people to check if their property is at risk of flooding and plan journeys in advance to minimise disruption to their commute.

Guidance on the Met Office website encourages drivers to reduce their speeds, as rain can reduce visibility, and give themselves more time to brake on slippery road surfaces – suggesting a gap of at least four seconds between traffic.

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