A WEATHER warning for thunderstorms and possible localised flooding has been issued for the Cardigan area today (Thursday, June 25).

The Met Office yellow alert, which runs from 4pm until 9am tomorrow (Friday, June 26) says that while many places will be dry or see little rain, where thunderstorms do strike they may cause flooding and disruption.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Thunderstorms may develop across parts of western UK late on Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

“ A larger area of thunderstorms is then expected to move northeastwards overnight into Friday. Many places will miss the worst of the storms but where they do occur torrential downpours could bring 30-40 mm rain in less than two hours.

“Lightning and hail are also likely to be additional hazards.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“There is a small chance that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads and that power cuts could occur and other services to homes and businesses could be lost.”