Agency warns of flood risk across South and West Wales
Environment Agency Wales is urging people across South and West Wales to be alert for possible flooding this weekend as forecasters predict heavy rainfall and high tides.
A band of persistent heavy rainfall is likely to reach southern and western counties by Thursday night and continue throughout Friday.
The agency is warning that land remains saturated from last month’s heavy rainfall, and any further rain could quickly find its way into rivers and streams.
This could lead to flood alerts being issued on some rivers across South Wales.
The rainfall is likely to ease over Saturday and Sunday but high tides pushed by strong winds could cause a further risk of coastal flooding, particularly along the South West Wales coastline.
People in coastal areas are advised to take extra care walking or driving near the coastline, as there is likely to be large waves and sea spray.
The agency is advising drivers to be careful while travelling as conditions on Friday could be particularly hazardous