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Get ready...thundery, much heavier downpours and flash floods could strike Swansea Bay in the next few hours

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 22, 2014

The worst of today's weather could be about to strike Swansea Bay

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UPDATE: The roundabout by Morriston Comprehensive is flooded, and the road alongside the Dear's Leap is also.

The area has just seen a bad thunder/hail storm, leaving water about 2/3 inches deep.

FLASH flooding and a chain of thunderstorms have caused problems in east Wales this morning, and the weather’s heading our way right now.

If you think what you’ve seen so far is bad, the worst is yet to come according to the Met Office.

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It says the heaviest of the rain, including slow-moving thundery downpours are heading for Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire around about 4pm, dying out between 6pm and 7pm.

The BBC has reported that the most intense rain so far has been between Cardiff and Newport.

It says a number of homes and businesses in the Vale of Glamorgan have been flooded and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been called out to several addresses in Penarth.

The Met Office Chief Forecaster said: “The active frontal zone that brought last night's heavy rain will soon clear the far west of the region and has left much of southern Britain in a deeply unstable airmass.

“With daytime heating, this will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms giving some localised downpours today.

“Rainfall totals of more than 30mm are likely in places within 3 hours, with a risk of 15mm falling in less than an hour locally.

“However as is usual in this type of situation, considerable local variations in rainfall are likely with some places missing the worst.”

Finger’s crossed that last quote will apply to us.

But the good news is....sorry, there isn’t really any.

According to the Met Office it will rain tomorrow and Saturday, with the first glimpses of any improvement on Sunday afternoon.

Monday’s looking better though, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures of 15C, so some light on the horizon.

Weather forecast Swansea

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