A weather warning has been updated and extended following heavy rain across the county.

The Met Office issued the yellow weather warning for rain that was originally in place from 6am to 6pm today (Sunday, February 25.)

Now, this has been extended through to 11.59pm tonight.

The reason for the extension is due to the impact level increasing to cater for the possibility of heavy rain affecting counties in the west, pushing the time back to the end of the day.

Some road closures and flooding could be likely, to lead to difficult driving conditions according to the Met Office.

There is also a small chance that some communities will become cut off by the flooded roads, whilst there is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to homes and businesses.

Homes and businesses could also face flooding from the heavy rain on already saturated ground.

Offering advice for those experiencing a loss of power, a spokesperson for the Met Office said: “People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance.

“It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area.”

For more information and weather updates visit www.metoffice.gov.uk