A flood alert has been issued in the River Wye in Hereford, with snow melt in Mid Wales and heavy rain causing levels to rise.

Levels are expected to peak in Hereford on Monday at between 4-4.5 metres, meaning that riverside paths are likely to flood but the majority of properties should stay clear of any flooding at the moment.

An update from the Environment Agency this afternoon said:

“River levels are rising at the Hay-On-Wye river gauge as a result of recent rainfall & snowmelt. 

“Consequently, flooding of roads & farmland is expected to begin tomorrow morning, 13/03/23. 

“We expect flooding to affect low lying land & roads along the River Wye from Hay on Wye to Ross on Wye Other locations that may be affected include the A438, Byford, Bredwardine & Hereford. 

Predicted peaks:- Hay on Wye 2.6m to 3.1m overnight 13/03/23, Bredwardine 4.6m to 5.1m overnight 13/03/23, Belmont 4.7m to 5.2m 14/03/23, Old Wye Bridge 4m to 4.5m 14/03/23, Mordiford 4.5m to 4.9m 14/03/23, Ross on Wye 3.5m to 4m 14/03/23

“Further rainfall is forecast overnight & on Monday. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 5 days.

“We are closely monitoring the situation Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses & plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

“This message will be updated by 09:00 on 13/03/23, or as the situation changes.”

More Details – https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/target-area/031WAF119