Met Office issues imminent 10-hour weather warning for North Wales with possible flooding

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A weather alert has been issued for North Wales for Thursday, May 16, 2024 -Credit:Met Office

The Met Office has issued a 10 hour North Wales weather warning for rain. The yellow alert starts at 1pm today (Thursday) and lasts until 11pm tonight, covering Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire. Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

People have been warned to expect potential travel disruption, with difficult driving conditions, possible flooding and a small chance of "danger to life" from floodwater, with up to 60mm predicted in places over a few hours.

A Met Office forecast said: "An area of heavy rain is expected to move west across parts of England and then into Wales during today. There remains some uncertainty as to how far north or south this band of rain will be, but there is a small chance that it will become slow-moving over parts of the West Midlands and northwest England, as well as into Wales later this afternoon and early evening. Should this happen, then some places could see 40-60mm of rain falling in 3-6 hours.."

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Here is the weather forecast for Wales:


A bright start to the morning, with fog patches soon clearing. Tending to cloud over from the west, with rain arriving across central and northern parts for the afternoon. Heavy showers in the south. Warm in any sunnier interludes. Maximum temperature 19 °C.


Heavy rain will tend to ease as we head through the evening. Staying cloudy overnight, with further light rain and drizzle at times. Minimum temperature 8 °C.


A grey, damp start to the morning but soon brightening up with sunny spells developing. Scattered showers forming by the afternoon, some heavy with hail and thunder. Warm and humid. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Overnight cloud will give way to sunny spells each day. Staying mostly dry, but the risk of a few showers in places. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

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