Flood warning as heavy rain forecast in Wales

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image captionThe yellow weather warning covers most parts of Wales

Heavy rain in Wales could lead to flooding and travel disruption, the Met Office has said.

It has brought forward a yellow weather warning to 09:00 GMT on Thursday to last until the weekend.

Most of north, mid and south Wales, fall under the weather warning.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) warned coastal areas, Snowdonia and northern parts of Ceredigion could be hard hit, with "potential for large waves" due to wind gusts of up to 60mph (95km/h).

There is also the possibility of localised flooding affecting roads.

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The Met Office said "periods of heavy rain" were expected, with the heaviest rainfall of up to 150 mm in north Wales.

"The predicted heavy rain is likely to cause flooding up and down the country over the next few days," said Gary White, NRW duty tactical manager.

Meanwhile, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Porthcawl has warned people to avoid exposed coastal areas in the coming days.