More rain to come as flooding hits Llanfoist and Newbridge

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WEATHERMAN Jonathan Powell is warning of more severe rain tomorrow.

He says that a bright and breezy Sunday afternoon to across Wales with intermittent showers wil be followed by a deep Atlantic low pressure system from the west during Monday daytime to deliver a sustained period of wet and windy weather which may well lead to more localised flooding and some difficult driving conditions on the roads.

Several inches of rain are expected to fall during Monday afternoon, throughout Monday evening and overnight, and during Tuesday daytime. Wind gusts are expected to touch strong gale to storm force leading to the possibility of minor structural damage.

The news comes as the River Usk burst its banks at Llanfoist today, flooding the Castle Meadows and a pub beer garden, and flooding closed the A4042 between the Hardwick roundabout and Llanellen.

A number of fields along the A449 between Raglan and Usk were also flooded this morning.

Flooding has also hit Newbridge, as the picture from reader James Jones shows.  The Newbridge resident was taking his son to rugby training this morning and found the rugby pitch flooded.

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