A YELLOW alert severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office with heavy rain and 60mph winds forecast for tomorrow (Friday, November 8).

With the ground already saturated by the heavy rain of the last couple of days, the Met Office is warning of localised flooding and disruption.

This afternoon (Thursday, November 8), Carmarthenshire County Council workers were in Newcastle Emlyn distributing sandbags to businesses due to the heavy rain and fear that surface water could enter the premises.

It was less than three weeks ago that the area was devastated by serious flooding when the River Teifi burst its banks and one man died in a landslide.

The warning for Wales and South West England runs from 1pm tomorrow to midnight and a Met Office spokesman said: “A band of heavy rain is expected to move east during Friday with widely 15-25 mm of rain falling and perhaps 50 mm over higher ground.

“This will be in addition to other spells of heavy rain earlier in the week affecting a similar area. Rain will be accompanied by strong winds with gusts of 50 mph possible inland and perhaps 60 mph around some coasts.”