A WEATHER warning for rain across Wrexham and Flintshire has been upgraded by the Met Office. 

Yesterday, The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms which will be in place across most of Wales from 12pm to 9pm on Tuesday (May 21).

Alongside that, a second yellow weather warning was issued for rain and flooding which was set to be in place from 12.15am on Wednesday (May 22) until 6am on Thursday (May 23).

While the yellow warning remains in place until 6am tomorrow, the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for rain, in place from 12pm today (May 22) until 12pm on Thursday. 

The heavy rain, which could see some areas receive up to 150mm, may lead to flooding, damage to buildings and pose a danger to life.

The amber warning covers all of Wrexham and Flintshire as well as other areas of north Wales. 


Some areas of north Wales may see up to 150mm of rain fall. 

The Met Office has warned residents what to expect:

  • Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
  • A good chance some communities will be cut off by flooded roads
  • Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Rain becoming heavy and persistent during Wednesday afternoon before easing during Thursday morning.

"The heaviest rain is expected over north facing hills and where strong winds will enhance rainfall accumulations.

"Many places within the warning area will see 30-40mm of rain, with high ground of northwest England seeing 70-90 mm.

"While mountains of north Wales may see 100-150mm or more."