A THUNDERSTORM warning is still in place across the Cardigan area for much of this week.

The Met Office yellow alert runs until Thursday evening and follows on from storms across the area yesterday (Monday, August 10) which saw localised flooding in Aberystwyth and more than 100 lightning strikes at New Quay.

A Met Office spokesperson said the warning covered most of England and Wales and added: “There is significant uncertainty in location and timing.

“Where the storms occur, rainfall totals of 30-40 mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 60-80 mm in three hours, although these will be fairly isolated.

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

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and increased chance of accidents.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”