Wales put on flood alert after Met Office issues new weather warning

Much of Wales has been put on flood alert the Met Office issued a fresh weather warning.

With the country still recovering from the havoc caused by Storm Eunice, heavy rain is set to fall on Sunday – with high winds prompting a ‘Yellow’ alert from the Met Office.

Five ‘red’ flood warnings and 25 ‘amber’ flood alerts were issued or updated on Saturday evening by Natural Resources Wales, with a Met Office weather warning issued for Sunday.

It comes as thousands are still without power as a result of the damage caused by Storm Eunice, and a number of roads remain closed as a result of storm damage.

The latest weather, traffic and power cut updates can be found here.

Flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required – are in place along the River Severn at Llandrinio, Criggion, Buttington, Welshpool including Leighton Bridge and Pool Quay and Trewern.

Roads including the A483 and the B4393 could be affected by flooding, the Met Office warned.

As well as five flood warnings, there are 25 flood alerts – meaning flooding is possible and people should be prepared – issued for Wales.

The red warnings have been issued for:

  • River Severn at Llandrinio

  • River Severn at Criggion

  • River Severn at Buttington

  • River Severn at Welshpool

  • River Severn at Pool Quay and Trewern

Amber alerts are in place at

  • Usk estuary

  • Wye Estuary in Monmouthshire

  • Coast from Aberthaw to Severn Bridge

  • Upper Severn in Powys

  • Rivers Wye and Monnow in Monmouthshire

  • River Wye in Powys

  • Vyrnwy catchment

  • Upper Teme upstream and including Knighton

  • Carmarthenshire coast

  • Pembrokeshire coast

  • Ceredigion coast between Clarach and Cardigan

  • Dyfi Catchment

  • River Dee in the Lower Dee Valley

  • Lower Dee catchment

  • Lower Teifi

  • Rivers Bran and Gwydderig

  • Upper Towy

  • Lower Towy

  • Rivers Taf and Cynin

  • North Wales coast

  • West Anglesey coastline

The ‘red’ flood warnings

River Severn at Llandrinio including Haimwood

All peak levels are based on the latest forecast as of 7:00 PM. Llandrinio was 6.4 meters. A peak level between 6.7 and 6.9 meters is possible overnight. The following roads could be affected by flooding; The B4393 at Llandrinio Bridge and a number of minor roads in the Pool Quay Llandrinio area. The A483 south of Arddleen. The A483 at Pool Quay. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM.



Flood warnings and alerts in place in Wales
Flood warnings and alerts in place in Wales

River Severn at Criggion

All peak levels are based on the latest forecast as of 7:00 PM. Llandrinio was 6.4 meters. A peak level between 6.7 and 6.9 meters is possible overnight. The following roads could be affected by flooding; The B4393 at Llandrinio Bridge and a number of minor roads in the Pool Quay Llandrinio area. The A483 south of Arddleen. The A483 at Pool Quay. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM.

River Severn at Buttington

All peak levels are based on the latest forecast as of 19:00. Buttington was 4.7 meters. A peak level between 4.9 and 5.1 meters is possible overnight. The following roads could be affected by flooding; The A483 at The Moors Straight, Welshpool. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM.

River Severn at Welshpool including Leighton Bridge

All peak levels are based on the latest forecast as of 19:00. Buttington was 4.7 meters. A peak level between 4.9 and 5.1 meters is possible overnight. The following roads could be affected by flooding; The A483 at The Moors Straight, Welshpool. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM.

River Severn at Pool Quay and Trewern

All peak levels are based on the latest forecast as of 7:00 PM. Buttington was 4.7 meters. A peak level between 4.9 and 5.1 meters is possible overnight. Llandrinio was 6.4 meters. A peak level between 6.7 and 6.9 meters is possible overnight. The following roads could be affected by flooding; The A483 at The Moors Straight, Welshpool. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM.

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