Wales

Heavy rain and strong wind warnings for parts of Wales

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Weather warnings have been issued for parts of south, mid and west Wales, from Sunday into Monday evening.

The Met Office said rain, hail, thunder and strong, gusty winds could be expected, with possible localised flooding, between 15:00 GMT on Sunday and 18:00 on Monday.

Up to 4cm (1.5in) of rain could fall on high ground.

A warning of gusts of up to 80mph has been issued for the south east from 03:00 to 18:00 on Monday.

Network Rail said it was drafting in extra teams to tackle any problems the storm causes to the railway, and advised train passengers to check services before travelling.

Sunday's warning covers Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Bridgend, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Vale of Glamorgan, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport and Torfaen.

Monday's warning is for Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Torfaen.

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