THE Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for later today and tomorrow with a band of very heavy rain expected to hit the Cardigan area.

The yellow alert warning is in place from 5pm tonight (Sunday, April 1) until 4pm tomorrow afternoon (Monday, April 2).

A Met Office spokesman said: “Spray and flooding will likely lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“Rain and transient hill snow will spread northwards on Sunday. Rain will become heavy and persistent later in the day and overnight before easing from the south during Monday.

“A total of 15-25 mm of rain is likely widely, with 40-60 mm possible locally in parts of south Wales. Some temporary snow is likely over the higher ground early on Monday morning, mainly in Wales and above 350m, where 2-5cm could accumulate before snow turns back to rain.

“There is a chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. There is a chance of travel delays or cancellations to train and bus services.”