Wild weather to leave the whole of Wales awash

Western Mail - - NEWS -

THUN­DER­STORMS and tor­ren­tial rain are ex­pected to hit parts of Wales this week – with fore­cast­ers warn­ing there could be flood­ing, power cuts and light­ning strikes.

The Met Of­fice has is­sued a yel­low weather warn­ing for rain which will be in place from 11am to­day (May 31) un­til 9pm to­mor­row (June 1), with most of the country af­fected.

Fore­cast­ers have warned homes and busi­nesses could flood, while light­ning strikes, hail and strong winds could wreak havoc.

To­day will see the worst of the weather hit­ting the country, de­spite warm tem­per­a­tures.

The day will start off mostly dry and cloudy but the af­ter­noon will see rain and thun­der move in from the south west at around 1pm.

The bad weather will then be­come wide­spread at around 4pm as storms de­velop, with thun­der­storms hit­ting much of the south of the country, along with Machyn­l­leth and Blae­nau Ffes­tin­iog in the north.

Sur­face wa­ter on the roads could lead to dif­fi­cult driv­ing con­di­tions, the Met Of­fice warned, and there could be some road clo­sures as well as de­lays to bus and train ser­vices.

Some parts of Wales could also be af­fected by power cuts as the weather wors­ens.

But de­spite the clouds and heavy rain, tem­per­a­tures will rise to around 22C through­out the day.

The stormy weather will be­gin to hit parts of west Wales at around 7pm, when light rain will fall, with a chance of thun­der in some ar­eas.

Most of north Wales will es­cape the bad weather, with clouds and light show­ers pre­dicted for most of the day.

By 10pm the rain and thun­der will sub­side in the south with light rain in some places.

How­ever, storms will move north, af­fect­ing Llanid­loes, New­town and Lland­wd­dyn and Dol­gel­lau dur­ing the night. To­mor­row will be much milder, although tem­per­a­tures will drop to highs of around 17C around the country.

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