The Environment Agency is warning that the River Wye could peak at as high as 5.5 metres in Hereford tomorrow.
The latest update issued at 9am says:
River levels are forecast to rise at the Hay-On-Wye river gauge as a result of Storm Christoph. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads along the River Wye from Hay on Wye to Ross on Wye. Other locations that may be affected include the A438, Byford, Bredwardine and Hereford. Predicted peaks are based on forecast rain, Wednesday evening 20/01/21: Hay on Wye 3.0 to 3.5m. Predicted peaks for Thursday:- Bredwardine 5.5 to 6m, Belmont 5.5 to 6m, Old Wye Bridge 5 to 5.5m, Mordiford 5 to 5.5m, Ross on Wye 4.3 to 4.8m. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Friday, 22/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying roads and footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 4pm today 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.