River levels on the River Wye in Herefordshire are set to rise again throughout today, with a peak level of around 4 metres expected in Hereford later this evening.

The Environment Agency said:

ā€œRiver levels are forecast to rise at the Hay-On-Wye river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is expected by 18:00 today. 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 have fallen but we are expecting them to rise again Sunday evening and overnight tonight. Predicted Peaks:- Hay on Wye 2.0 to 2.4m this evening, Bredwardine 3.8 to 4.2m this evening, Belmont 3.8 to 4.2m this evening/over night, Old Wye Bridge 3.8 to 4.2m this evening/over night, Mordiford 3.8 to 4.3m Monday, Ross on Wye 3.5 to 3.8m Monday. We expect river levels to remain high over the weekend with further rainfall expected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 14:00 on 31/10/2021, or as the situation changes.ā€