Flooding in Wales

The River Teifi has burst its banks in Llechryd, closing the A484 through the village.
Natural Resources Wales is urging people to prepare for the risk of further flooding across much of Wales.

A band of heavy rain is expected to hit West and North Wales tonight - the same areas where we issued nine Flood Warnings and 22 Flood Alerts during the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow, be aware, warning for rain in Carmarthenshire tomorrow.

Over the weekend, several rivers in West Wales burst their banks, including the Towy in Carmarthen.


River Towy floods Carmarthen, Wales

River Towy floods Carmarthen, Wales
In Ceredigion the A484 Llechryd Bridge in Llechryd remains closed in both directions at the Llechryd junction, because of flooding.

The A474 is just passable on A474 in Ammanford around the A483 Wind Street, Ammanford Square junction, because of flooding.

Tonight, the highest rainfall totals are likely on high ground in the Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.

This in turn may cause further disruption in those areas that were affected by high rainfall over the weekend.

With the ground saturated and the rivers already swollen, this could cause rivers and streams to rise rapidly.

"We again expect to issue a number of flood warnings and roads could be closed as drains struggle to cope with the volume of water," said a NRW spokesman.


Floodwater Wales
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Floodwater in Carmarthen, Wales
"A further band of rain on Tuesday could also cause further problems.

"We are advising people to allow extra time for journeys as driving conditions may be difficult and to take care near fast-flowing and swollen rivers.

"Our officers are out checking that flood defences are in good working order and that rivers are clear of debris which could restrict river flows."

Floods Carmarthen, Wales

Floods near Carmarthen, Wales
Floods  Carmarthen

Flooding near Carmarthen, Wales