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Video: Multiple flood warnings after heavy rain hits mid and west Wales

20 Feb 2021 1 minute read

Natural Resource Wales have warned the public to keep away from floodwater as parts of the mid and west of the country were hit by heavy rain.

The above video, showing flooding on the river Tywi in Carmarthen, was supplied by Hedd Gwynfor.

As of 6pm, 24 NRW flood warnings were in force across the country after the Met Office issues a yellow warning for rain lasting until 10pm tonight. An earlier amber weather warning also covered much of the south of Wales.

Multiple flood warnings are in place on the River Teifi, Tywi, and Usk, with the Wye, Dee, Aeron, Tyweli, Neath, Cynin and Cothi also affected.

At 6pm the Tywi in Carmarthen was at 6.9m, not far off its historical high of 7.2m in October 2018, according to NRW.

The Teifi river in Ceredigion too had burst its banks in places, with the level in Llandysul at 4.2m at 2pm, not far off its historical high of 4.5m, although the river level had since begun to drop.


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