A yellow weather warning has been issued for parts of Wrexham and Flintshire with heavy rain expected. 

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning which will be in place for 24 hours with heavy rain forecast likely to cause disruption to travel and flooding.

The heavy rain warning, as part of Storm Ciarán, will be in place from Thursday (November 2) at 00.00am until 23.59pm on Thursday (November 2).

Large parts of Wrexham and Flintshire are set to be affected, as is the majority of north Wales, with some areas expected to get up to 80mm of rain.

The heavy rain comes just over a week after Storm Babet hit, leaving roads closed and communities across Wrexham and Flintshire flooded. 

A number of schools were forced to close as a result and public transport services were also severely affected.

The weather experts have warned residents what they can expect when the warning is in place:

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services possible

A Met Office spokesperson added: "Persistent rain, heavy at times, especially over higher ground, could bring some disruption to north Wales on Thursday.

"30-50 mm of rain may fall quite widely within the warning area, with the potential for 60-80 mm of rain to fall in a few spots on high ground.

"Strong north to northwest winds may exacerbate any impacts from heavy rain."

Natural Rescources Wales are warning residents across Wales to expect flooding due to the incoming weather. 

Flood alerts and warnings will be made accessible on their website over the coming days.


Katie Davies, NRW’s Duty Tactical Manager, said: “The current forecasted rain from Storm Ciarán could cause rivers to respond rapidly, especially across South Wales, and we are urging people to be aware and be prepared.

“Making sure you know what the situation is like where you live is really important. You can check your flood risk and the latest flood alerts and warnings on our website which is refreshed every 15 minutes. Keep an eye on @NatResWales on (X)Twitter for the latest information and listen to weather reports and local news for details of any disruption in your area.

“Our teams are doing all they can to reduce the risk for communities, but if there is flooding we want to make sure people are doing all they can to keep themselves safe too. We urge people to keep away from swollen rivers, and not to drive or to walk through flood water – it is often deeper than it looks and contain hidden hazards.”