WEATHER forecasters are warning of very heavy rain, flooding and travel disruption as Storm Dennis blows into the Cardigan area this weekend.

The Met Office has issued an updated yellow alert for rain from noon tomorrow (Saturday, February 15) until 9pm on Sunday – with parts of Wales also now subject to an amber alert.

A yellow alert for gales up to 70mph in coastal areas runs from 10am tomorrow until midnight on Sunday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Spells of heavy and prolonged rain are expected to affect parts of England and Wales over the weekend with a higher likelihood of impacts now expected in some areas. Around 20-40 mm of rain will fall widely with 50-80mm likely.

“Over the higher ground of Wales and southwest England, 120-140mm of rain is possible in a few locations. This rain is expected to fall across areas already wet from recent rainfall.”

“The strongest winds are likely to be on Saturday afternoon and evening, with a lull overnight, before increasing again during Sunday. Gusts of 50 mph are expected inland. Around the coasts, especially in the west and south, gusts of 60-70 mph are likely.

“Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads. There is a possibility of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses. It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.”