Flood warnings as heavy rain continues to affect Wales
Natural Resources Wales is warning people of the heightened risk of flooding after the Met Office forecast more heavy rain today (30 November, 2015) and over the coming weeks.
Recent wet weather has led to the ground being water-logged which means that rivers will respond more quickly to the forecast rainfall.
Particularly heavy rain is forecast over the next 24 hours in the mid and west of Wales.
Five flood warnings have currently been issued for:
- Rivers Mawddach, Wnion and the town of Dolgellau
- Dyfi valley
- Conwy Valley
- River Severn at Dolwern and Llandinam
- River Vyrnwy in the Meifod area
To help those at risk of flooding, Natural Resources Wales has recently launched a live flood warning map, flood risk maps and River Levels Online - which shows real time levels being recorded at our river gauges across Wales. These are all available on our website, 24/7.
Ceri Jones, Duty Tactical Manager, from Natural Resouces Wales said:
“We’re asking people to take care and regularly view our flood alerts and warnings, updated every 15 minutes on our live flood warning map available on our website.
“With more wet weather forecast over the coming days it is also advisable to check local weather reports and news for any disruption in your area.
“If you want to find out if you are at risk of flooding, or want to sign up for our free flood warning service, please visit our website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188”
Information and updates are also available via Natural Resources Wales’s twitter account: @natreswales