THE MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most of the UK as large downpours are predicted for Saturday, July 19.

While there is no guarantee that the Vale of Glamorgan area will be affected by flooding, the Vale Council are urging residents to be prepared.

Council Highways and Road Maintenance staff will be checking known flood-risk areas, and will be on call to respond to any issues quickly.

On Thursday the Met Office issued a statement saying: “Areas of heavy, thundery showers may develop over England and Wales from Friday night before moving northwards into Scotland later on Saturday. The development of these is uncertain, but where they do form, some torrential downpours are possible, with frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong and gusty winds.

“Significant surface water flooding as well as flooding from small water courses is possible from these storms.”

The Council website and social media pages will have regular updates, and residents can also receive proactive information and email updates by signing up to Vale Connect.

As well as this, residents will be able to report any flooding incidents and get advice on how to prepare through the Vale Council’s contact centre C1V on 01446 700 111.

Also available is the Floodline website, at which issues advance flood warnings to help people be prepared. You can also call them on 0345 988 1188.

Further information can be found on the Met Office website at