Met Office issues storm weather warning for Wales

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-Credit: (Image: WalesOnline/Rob Browne)


A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued for a part of Wales over the bank holiday weekend. The Met Office has said that “low-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption in places” throughout large parts of Sunday (May 26).

The warning largely covers the Midlands and parts of the north of England, but stretches into Wales too, affecting Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys and Wrexham. You can get the latest WalesOnline newsletters e-mailed to you directly for free by signing up here.

The warning has been put in place for a period of eight hours - between 12pm and 8pm on Sunday. In terms of what to expect, the Met Office said: “Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater and lightning strikes, and a small chance that some communities become temporarily cut off by flooded roads.

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“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services. There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”

The warning comes amid a bank holiday weekend of mixed weather across Wales. Saturday looks set to remain mainly dry throughout most of the day, but later on Saturday and into Sunday we will see a change once again to the weather pattern, as Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Mark Sidaway explained: “The Bank Holiday weekend will see some sunny spells and it will feel quite pleasant in the sunshine for many on Saturday in particular.

“Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday will likely see a return to sunshine and showers. Low pressure to the west is likely to push fronts into the UK on Sunday, these tending to break up and turn more showery in nature as they do so. We are likely to see some heavy, possibly thundery showers on both days, but there should still be some dry spells in between, and in any sunshine it will feel pleasantly warm."

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