Flood warnings are in force on the River Wye and River Lugg this morning in Herefordshire, with the county prepared for a day of disruption from Storm Franklin and flooding.

There are numerous Flood Warnings in place on the River Wye, with several in Hereford city and also between Hay-on-Wye and Ross-on-Wye. Levels peaked at 4.6 metres in Hay-on-Wye during the early hours. At 6am, the current level at Bredwardine is 6.4 metres and still rising. Hereford is currently at 4.7 metres and rising, with all riverside paths blocked and the usual areas such as Watery Lane underwater already.

The flooding isn’t expected to be as widespread or disruptive as February 2020, but could rival October 2019 when levels reached 5.6 metres in Hereford. Residents living in properties near the Wye have been warned to prepare, with a peak due early this afternoon.

The following Flood Warnings remain in force on the River Wye in Herefordshire:

The following Flood Warning remains in place on the River Lugg in Herefordshire: