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Met Office issue major weather update as rain to batter Britain for 11 hours

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning a a deluge of rain hits parts of the country.

Flood warnings have also been issued as heavy rain pounds north Wales and the north of England.

The yellow weather warning is in force until 9pm on Monday (August 14) with the Met Office warning of travel disruption and possible problems with infrastructure.

Natural Resources Wales has issued two flood alert warnings with river levels expected to be above normal in two regions.

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The Met Office’s warning says there is “a small chance” homes and businesses could be flooded with damage caused to some buildings.

There is also a small chance some communities will be temporarily cut off by flooded roads with spray and flooding “likely to lead to some difficult driving conditions and road closures”.

Where flooding happens, there is a chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services, according to the Met Office.

There is a “slight” chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses as well.

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Natural Resources Wales issued flood alerts cover catchment areas on Anglesey and the rivers Nant-Y-Fendrod and Nant Bran at Birchgrove and within Swansea’s enterprise zone.

The warnings both read: “River levels are expected to be above normal. Flooding of Low-lying land and roads is expected.”

Flood alerts issued earlier on Monday for the Gower Peninsula, River Neath and rivers in the Gwendraeth Fach and Gwendraeth Fawr catchment areas are no longer in force, according to Natural Resources Wales.

Met Office weather warnings are given the colour yellow, amber or red, depending on the impact the weather may have and the likelihood of those impacts happening.

Yellow and Amber warnings can include damage to property, travel delays and cancellations, loss of water supplies, power cuts and in the most severe cases, of a danger to life.

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