There could be winds of up to 70mph in some places and 20mm of rain in an hour
A significant portion of Wales has received a weather warning for further heavy rain and strong gusts. It follows last week’s flooding in certain places and hazardous driving conditions.
The majority of the nation is under a yellow warning from 6 p.m. on Monday, November 7, until 12 a.m., and the remainder of the week is expected to be extremely unsettled.
The warning states: “A band of rain and gusty winds will move east during Monday evening. For most this will simply be a period of normal, unpleasant autumn conditions.
“However, for some a short period of very heavy rain and very strong winds is possible bringing gusts of 50-60 mph temporarily and perhaps 70mph on some exposed coasts as well as 20mm of rain within an hour. There is also a chance of hail and lightning in a few places as an additional hazard.”
Wales’s following counties are included in the warning:
- Blaenau Gwent
- Isle of Anglesey
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Vale of Glamorgan
The Met Office forecast for Wales today says: “It will be a mostly cloudy day on Monday with outbreaks of rain at times, especially in the south and west. Becoming increasingly windy with coastal gales developing later. Feeling mild again. Maximum temperature 15 °C.
“A band of heavy rain and very strong, gusty winds will move east overnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. A mild night for all. Minimum temperature 9 °C..”
The outlook for the rest of the week says: “A rather windy day on Tuesday with scattered blustery, at times heavy, showers and a risk of thunder. There will be some bright or sunny spells too. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
“Less showers on Wednesday, but still rather windy. Winds increasing on Thursday with rain and further gales arriving into Friday. Feeling mild throughout, especially overnight.”