Flash flood warning as storms forecast in Wales

Torrential rain is forecast on Saturday

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Flash flood warnings have been issued as thunderstorms are expected to continue to hit much of Wales on Saturday.

An amber "be prepared" alert is in place for the entire day and strong wind gusts and large hail are possible.

Lightning is forecast for parts of Gwynedd, but torrential downpours are expected to move further north clearing by Saturday night.

Only parts of west Wales are likely to escape the worst of the weather.

"Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as from small, fast-responding watercourses," Met Office forecasters warned.

Strong winds brought down part of a tree in Victoria Park Road East in Canton, Cardiff, on Saturday morning

Firefighters attended at 07.52 BST to remove it.

Tree down in Victoria Park Road East, Cardiff Winds brought down part of a tree in Canton, Cardiff, on Saturday
A map showing lightning strikes

The worst weather is expected to hit the east of Wales where the Met Office has an amber "be prepared" warning in place, while a yellow "be aware" alert is in force elsewhere.

Environment body Natural Resources Wales said: "People travelling tomorrow are advised to take extra care and allow extra time for their journey as driving conditions may be hazardous.

"Natural Resources Wales is advising people to keep an eye on weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in their area.

"Organisers of outdoor events are also advised to check the Met Office website for the most up-to-date forecasts."

However, not everywhere within the warning area will experience thunderstorms, and spells of warm sunshine are expected at times.

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