THERE is a yellow weather warning for heavy rain for the whole of Wales this week, with potential for flooding in some areas.

Residents across Gwent, excluding Chepstow, are expected to see significant rainfall from Monday evening at 11pm until Thursday at midday.

Heavy rainfall is forecast to combine with meltwater from snow which has fallen in upland areas of the country.

This sustained rainfall, coupled with the melting snow, could potentially cause further flash flooding in areas already waterlogged.

Approximately 30-60 mm of rainfall is expected to fall widely across the warning area, with the potential for up to 150-200 mm across the regions most exposed hills.

Strong winds will also accompany the rainfall and may add to travelling difficulties across areas higher and more exposed routes.

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