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Natural Resources Wales Amber warning issued for South Wales

Natural Resources Wales is asking people to be alert for flooding as heavy rain is expected to affect South Wales throughout Thursday evening into Friday.

This could cause flooding from drains, ditches and small streams to affect roads and potentially affect homes. There is also a risk that localised downpours could cause smaller, faster responding urban rivers to rise.

 

Natural Resources Wales will issue Flood Alerts and Warnings if the weather causes rivers to reach trigger levels.

 

At this stage given the rainfall forecasts, Natural Resources Wales does not expect large slower responding rivers in Wales to be affected.

 

Richard Hancox, Duty Tactical Manager for NRW, said:

 

“Summer storms are hard to predict so we urge people to listen to the latest weather reports for any potential flooding or disruption where they live or work.

 

“If you do see any flooding on the roads please do not risk driving or walking through it. Driving conditions could be quite dangerous so please take extra care and allow more time for your journey.”

 

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on our website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding, you can also check the Met Office website for the most up-to-date weather forecasts.

 

Information and updates are also available via Natural Resources Wales’s twitter account: @natreswales