Heavy rainfall expected across Wales this weekend

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people to be alert for flooding as widespread and prolonged rainfall is expected to affect the country this weekend.

An amber weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office for much of Wales with likelihood of surface water flooding. 

Emergency response workers from NRW will be at key sites, checking defences are in good working order and making sure any drainage grids and screens are clear to reduce the risk to people and their homes.

Sean Moore, from Natural Resources Wales said:

“The predicted weather is likely to cause flooding up and down the country over the weekend so we’re advising everyone to keep up to date with flood warnings issued in their areas.
“We are working alongside our partners from the emergency services and local authorities to minimise the risk to communities.
“We want people to be aware that flood water can be extremely dangerous, and people should not attempt to walk or drive through it unless instructed by the emergency services.”

Our new service on Rainfall, River and Sea Levels is available on our website as well as flood alerts and flood warnings, which are updated every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding

The heavy rain is predicted to continue until Sunday morning.