A WEATHER warning has been issued by the Met Office for the Cardigan area on Friday and Saturday.

The yellow alert – in force from 6am on Friday - says that a spell of heavy and persistent rain could cause flooding, with strong winds gusting to more than 50mph also forecast.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A zone of heavy rain associated with an intense weather system affecting western parts of the UK will become slow moving for a time, bringing prolonged rainfall and the potential for surface water flooding.

“Areas of high ground exposed to the south and south west will be most affected, with the potential for over 60 mm of rain in 12 hours in the most exposed locations, and over 100 mm by the end of the day.

“The rain is expected to be accompanied by strong winds, which when combined with high tides may lead to some coastal impacts due to large waves.

“In addition, these winds may increase autumnal leaf fall, which would increase the potential for blocked drains and culverts, heightening the flooding risk.

“The zone of heavy rain affecting is expected to slowly move northwards on Saturday, with the focus of heaviest rainfall slowly moving away from south Wales.”