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Agency warning as flood risk spreads across Wales

By V_Jones  |  Posted: December 14, 2012

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Residents across Wales are being urged to be alert for possible flooding this weekend as heavy rainfall and high tides are forecast.

A band of persistent heavy rainfall, initially forecast to mainly affect southern and western parts on Friday, is now expected to affect mid and north Wales as well.

A flood alert has been issued for Swansea Bay and the Gower coast and a tidal flood warning is in place in Carmarthenshire.

Environment Agency Wales say driving conditions on Friday could be particularly hazardous.

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.

Agency officers warned that with land saturated from last month’s heavy rainfall, any further rain could quickly find its way into rivers and streams which could lead to flood alerts being issued for rivers across Wales.

Information about the Agency’s free Flood Warning service, along with the latest updates on Flood Alerts and Warnings in Wales please visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

See a five-day weather forecast for South West Wales.

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