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Latest weather news: Woman rescued as Met Office yellow alert for heavy rain remains in place for Swansea

By Rarken  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

By Paul Turner / paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk / @readmybook

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A yellow alert for heavy rain remains in place by the Met Office for Swansea this morning

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A WOMAN had to be rescued from water in Haverfordwest as a yellow warning continues today for heavy rain across Swansea.

There is a threat of more flooding in Wales, with one flood warning and nine flood alerts in place by Natural Resources Wales.

These include the Lower Teifi, and the Rivers Wyre and Upper Severn in Powys.

The yellow warning issued by the Met Office continues until 12 noon today, after which the winds and expected to die down and bright sunshine is predicted, although it will be just 7 or 8C and feel as cold as 4C.

The woman in Haverfordwest was taken to hospital after being rescued from water at 1.15am, near County Hall in Haverfordwest.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service fire crew and two water teams helped in the hour-long operation after a call from the ambulance service.

Dyfed Powys Police were also at the scene.

The woman was taken to Withybush Hospital.

About 20-40mm of rain is expected today.

It comes after high tides, wind and rain have battered the Welsh coast in recent weeks, causing significant damage, including to west pier in Swansea.

People had to be evacuated from their homes in Aberystwyth where there was extensive damage to the promenade.

A Met Office spokesman said: "The public should be aware of the potential for further flooding, especially in the areas which have been affected recently."

This morning the A40 was partially blocked between the Glangleddau junction in Wolf's Castle and Withybush Roundabout in Haverfordwest, because of a fallen tree. Approach with care.

And one lane of the M4 is blocked and there is queueing traffic eastbound between J42 - the A48 (Earlswood Roundabout) and J41 - the A48 (Baglan) - because of a collision involving three vehicles.

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