The Met Office is warning that flooding is likely this weekend as a number of yellow weather warnings for rain have been issued.

A yellow warning for rain comes into force at 9am today lasting until 11.59pm on Friday according to the Met Office website.

A second then comes in again at 12am on Saturday morning lasting until 9pm on Saturday evening.

A third yellow warning will come into force at 9am on Sunday morning lasting until 11.59pm on Sunday night.

Periods of heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption to transport.

Following wet weather across these areas on Thursday and Friday, further spells of heavy rain are expected during Saturday.

An additional 20mm to 30 mm can be expected widely with 40mm to 60mm across higher ground. Across some hills and mountains 80mm to 100mm may accumulate.

Strong winds are likely with potential for leaf fall to exacerbate flooding in places.

The heaviest rainfall is expected to be across the hills and mountains of northwest Wales and Cumbria where 100mm to 150 mm of rainfall is possible by the end of Friday

Continuing periods of heavy rain on Saturday may lead to further flooding and disruption to transport.

Heavy rain is forecast to continue on Monday and possibly Tuesday with the potential for further flooding impacts as rain falls in catchments already saturated and sensitive.