Widespread flooding is predicted all through Wales this weekend as Storm Dennis brings heavy and protracted rain to the UK.
The Met Office has issued yellow and amber local weather warnings for rain for lots of the nation from midday on Saturday, February 15 until 3pm on Sunday, February 16.
Warnings for winds of as a lot as 70mph are moreover in place for lots of the weekend.
The storm system is anticipated to develop inside the North Atlantic after which drift eastward within the course of Wales and the rest of the UK.
Sixteen areas of Wales are predicted to be at a medium risk of flooding – which means floods are anticipated and preparations have to be made.
A extreme risk of flooding means there’s a necessary risk to life in an area. No extreme stage warnings are in place in the meanwhile.
Pure Resouces Wales has acknowledged that “river and flooring water flooding is attainable for components of Wales” on Saturday and Sunday and that people have to be prepared.
The areas with flood warnings forecast for Storm Dennis on Saturday and Sunday
Inexperienced – very low risk
Yellow – low risk
Orange – medium risk
- Blaenau Gwent
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taff
- Isle of Anglesey
- Vale of Glamorgan
The worst is anticipated to have handed by Monday when solely 5 areas of Wales – Denbighshire, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Powys and Wrexham are forecast to have a low risk of flooding.
What do I’ve to do if I reside in an area with a flood warning?
The nation was battered by extreme winds and rain ultimate weekend when Storm Ciara launched flooding, transport disruption and power cuts in its wake.
Many areas of Wales observed floods nevertheless one metropolis in north Wales, Llanrwst, had express points with the extreme avenue and lots of areas of town being was a torrent.
Although forecasters are predicting that Storm Dennis is not going to be as excessive as Storm Ciara they’re saying “disruption is most likely going” when it sweeps in with 70mph winds and virtually 5 inches (120mm) of rain.
The rain shall be heaviest in upland areas of Wales nevertheless lower areas might even see between 20-80mm of rainfall.
Avenue, air, rail and ferry transport is inclined to face points and power cuts are likely as properly.
Which roads shall be worst affected?
The Met Office warns that driving circumstances are inclined to be treacherous, considerably inside the areas with the heaviest rainfall.
The amber local weather warning covers most important roads along with just about the complete measurement of the A470 from North Wales and via Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff.
The M4 in South Wales is in a yellow local weather warning area nevertheless totally different most important trunk roads such as a result of the A465 are anticipated to have dangerous circumstances as a consequence of rain, as well as to the A494 and A5 in north Wales.