Further flooding possible
PUBLISHED: 29 DEC 2015
We're urging people to prepare for the risk of further flooding.
The whole of Wales will see heavy rainfall overnight tonight (Tuesday 29 December) and in the morning with rivers peaking in late morning and early afternoon on Wednesday.
A significant amount of rainfall is predicted to fall on ground that is already saturated following recent heavy rainfall. This will cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly. We expect to issue a number of flood warnings for communities and roads could be closed as drains struggle to cope with the volume of water. While the most significant impacts are expected in South Wales, we are also expecting to issue some Flood Warnings in North Wales.
We are advising people to take care on the roads as driving conditions may be difficult and also asking people to take care near fast-flowing and swollen rivers. People are advised to keep an eye on local news and weather forecasts for news of any disruption in their area, and are reminded of the dangers of driving through flood water.
Following the Christmas floods, our teams are out checking that flood defences are in good working order and that rivers are clear of debris which could restrict the flow of water. Donna Littlechild, NRW’s Duty Tactical Manager, 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.
“People can find out if they are at risk of flooding, or sign up for our free Flood Warning service, by visiting our website or calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
“Anyone driving should be particularly careful as there will be a lot of water on the roads.”
Information and updates are also available via Natural Resources Wales’s twitter account: @natreswales.