Yellow Met Office weather warning for more torrential rain in Wales

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Boxing Day for most of Wales.

An amber weather warning for wind has already been issued by the Met Office as Storm Bella hits the country.

The new threat of torrential rain comes as clean-up operations have begun in homes across the country after serious flooding overnight.

Many families face spending Christmas Day away from their homes after torrential rain overwhelmed drains and roads on Wednesday afternoon.

The Met Office said heavy rain, combined with strong winds, might lead to some disruption and flooding in places.

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A yellow weather warning for rain has now been issued across Wales
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It said people could expect:

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

Wales has been hit with heavy rain over the past few days
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Stewart and Shirley Murdoch are still cleaning up the damage caused by the flood water
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There was a lot of work to do before Christmas Day
(Image: WalesOnline/Rob Browne)

In south Wales areas like  Newport, Caldicot and the  Vale of Glamorgan  were badly hit after homes were submerged and vehicles left trapped in dirty flood water.

Despite the torrential rain, teams of volunteers have been working around the clock to help those in trouble ahead of the further bad weather on Boxing Day.

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Resident John Ray, 54, said at one point there were nine strangers in his home on Wednesday night, all helping to mop up the water that poured into his property.

Luckily, he managed to avoid the worst of the damage, adding that people had been knocking on his door all morning to check they were okay.

WalesOnline – Swansea