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Flood risk: Incidents across Wales follows heavy rain

Weather forecast for Wales 15th August 2012
Image caption Heavy rain has been predicted for parts of Wales says weather presenter Sue Charles

A Met Office yellow warning remains in force over the risk of localised flooding in parts of Wales after a deep area of low pressure brought heavy rain.

South Wales and Pembrokeshire saw heavy rain on Wednesday which pushed north, causing outdoor flooding in Flintshire.

Forecasters had said up to 50mm (2in) could fall in places - particularly high ground - in a few hours.

Gusts of 50mph (80km/h) were recorded in Aberporth, Ceredigion.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received 10 calls reporting outside flooding in Flintshire within 30 minutes.

The first call, at 14:33 BST, reported outside flooding on Brook Street, Mold. Similar incidents were reported at Bagillt, Holywell, Shotton, Northop Hall, Oakenholt, Flint and Greenfield.

This June became the wettest on record, with more than 186mm (7in) of rain falling - more than double the average.

Some villages in Ceredigion saw 5ft (1.5m) of water with record high river levels in places on 9 June following torrential rain.

And last month, flood problems hit several areas of Wales, with roads shut, homes pumped out and campers at the Wakestock music festival in Abersoch, Gwynedd, relocated.

Wednesday's weather warning has forced the cancellation of the annual raft race in Abersoch, part of the town's annual regatta.

The decision comes a day after organisers of the Glass Butter Beach festival in nearby Llanbedrog cancelled the event for the same reason.

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