Wales

Heavy rain and strong wind alert for north and mid Wales

The Met Office weather map and heavy rain in the background Image copyright Met Office/Thinkstock

Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to hit north and mid Wales over the weekend.

The Met Office's yellow "be aware" warning said there could be potential travel disruption and localised flooding in some areas.

Up to 2.5cm (1in) of rain is expected to fall across the region, with up to 8cm (3in) predicted on higher ground in north Wales.

The warning is valid from 12:00 GMT on Saturday until 23:55 on Sunday.

The alert affects Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys and Wrexham.

One lane was closed on the M48 Severn Bridge, which along with the the A477 Cleddau Bridge is Pembrokeshire, did not allow high sided vehicles to cross.

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