Another weekend of rain expected for Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging people to take extra precautions this weekend while Wales is once again hit with a weekend of rain.

Areas across Wales are due to see rainfall this weekend which could top up river levels and lead to probable flood alerts and potential flood warnings.

The forecasted rain comes almost exactly a week after Storm Dennis caused river levels in Wales to hit unprecedented highs, leading to the worst flooding event in decades.

This weekend will see a much lower level of rainfall but may still lead to localised surface water and river flooding following heavy ground saturation and heightened river levels.

Jeremy Parr, head of flood incident risk management at NRW, said:

“The recent flooding caused by Storm Dennis devastated communities across Wales, swelling some rivers to record breaking levels.
“The forecasted rainfall will be much lower than last weekend but could still lead to flooding impacts as river levels recover from last week’s storm.
“We’re advising people to take extra care over the weekend, especially while travelling, and to stay up to date on the latest flood alerts and warnings by phoning Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or by checking our website.”