The Environment Agency has lowered the predicted peak levels that are expected on the River Wye in Herefordshire later today, after less rainfall fell over the hills of Wales over the weekend.

Levels are now expected to peak in Hereford at around 3.2 – 3.6 metres this evening, meaning that the majority of riverside paths will remain accessible.

From the Environment Agency:

River levels have risen at the Hay-On-Wye river gauge as a result of heavy 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. Predicted peaks:- Hay on Wye between 1.8 and 2m Monday morning, Bredwardine 3.5 to 4m Monday afternoon, Belmont 3.5 to 3.8m Monday afternoon and Old Wye Bridge 3.2 to 3.6m Monday afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 5pm on 02/11/20, or as the situation changes.