The Environment Agency has issued an update on its Flood Alert for the River Wye in Herefordshire.

From Environment Agency:

River levels are high at the Mordiford and Ross on Wye river gauges following rainfall. 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. River levels are based on forecast rain for 23/12/20. Hay on Wye gauge is forecast to peak at 3.0m to 3.5m Thursday morning 24/12/20, Bredwardine is forecast to peak at 5.5m to 6m, Belmont 5.3m to 5.8m Thursday evening, Old Wye Bridge 4.7 to 5.2m Thursday evening, Mordiford 5.0 to 5.4m Thursday evening & Ross on Wye 4.5m to 4.8m Thursday evening. Further peaks are possible over the coming days due to further forecast rainfall. Rainfall is forecast over the next 36 hours. We expect river levels to remain high into the weekend. Please avoid contact with flood water & plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 5pm on 23/12/2020