Met Office warning of flooding risk as heavy rain hits

Aberystwyth seafront Image copyright Athena Pictures
Image caption Clear up operations are underway along the coast including Aberystwyth which has been battered by waves

A weather warning has been issued as more heavy rain hits Wales with the threat of further flooding.

The yellow warning, meaning be aware, is in force for south, west and mid Wales until midday on Thursday.

Natural Resources Wales has one flood warning in place and one flood alert.

About 20-40mm of rain is expected. It follows storms which have battered the Welsh coast in recent weeks forcing people from their homes.

Meanwhile, a woman was taken to hospital after being rescued from water in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire at 01:15 GMT.

The woman was rescued off Freeman's Way near County Hall in Haverfordwest.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a fire crew and two water teams helped in the hour-long operation after a call from the ambulance service.

Dyfed Powys Police were also at the scene.

The woman was taken to Withybush Hospital, said a spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service.

There were no other reported problems early on Thursday.

The Met Office said the rain would be falling on already saturated ground and would cause rivers to swell further.

"The public should be aware of the potential for further flooding, especially in the areas which have been affected recently," said the Met Office.

Prom shelter

On Wednesday night, there were reports of flooding on A40 in Pembrokeshire between the A478 and A4075 where there are standing pools of water in a number of places.

There is also surface water on the M4 between junction 30 for Cardiff Gate and junction 49 at Pont Abraham.

Image caption The shelter on Aberystwyth promenade has partially collapsed

On Monday, the Met Office issued two warnings as heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph hit the Welsh coastline combined with exceptionally high tides.

Aberystwyth seafront was evacuated as a safety measure, including more than 150 students from Aberystwyth University's halls of residence.

It followed a tidal surge in the Ceredigion town on Friday night and Saturday morning which caused severe damage on the seafront.

The Grade ll-listed shelter on the prom collapsed in the storm and its future has been discussed by Ceredigion council on Wednesday.

Conservation body Cadw told officials the shelter, built in the 1920s, should be repaired and replaced in the same position.

Ceredigion council said it will attempt to move the shelter by lifting it in one piece next week.

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