Flooding fear as Met Office issues yellow warning over torrential rain forecast
A FRESH warning has been issued about possible flooding with torrential rain set to continue today in South Wales.P
Up to 20-30mm of rain is forecast to fall in an hour in some places, leading to the Met Office issuing a yellow warning.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has also warned that drains, ditches and small streams may be unable to cope with the rain, leading to flooding in some parts.
A yellow alert is the lowest level of severe weather warning issued, and asks members of the public to "be prepared for adverse weather
A Met Office spokesman said: "Wales is in the firing line for some very heavy rain in the next 24 hours. It looks like the south will be worst affected by the downpours.
"Drains blocked by leaves and small streams may be unable to cope with the torrential rain. There is a risk of flooding.
"Despite the heavy rain, it will still feel mild and muggy, with temperatures above average at 17C to 20C."
NRW said: "People travelling to and from work are advised to take extra care as driving conditions may be hazardous.
"People should also avoid walking or driving through any flood waters as they could become trapped or swept away."