Residents near the River Wye in Herefordshire are being warned to remain alert, with the possibility of flooding in some parts on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Heavy rain is expected to affect parts of mid Wales late on Christmas Eve and through Christmas Day. 

This is expected to see levels on the Wye in Herefordshire rise as we head into Boxing Day.

With the ground saturated across Wales and Herefordshire, it wouldn’t take a lot of rain to considerably raise levels.

Former Environment Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Dave Throup, took to Twitter earlier today to warn of the potential flooding risk along the River Wye and River Severn.

He said:

“Warning for heavy rain across north and mid Wales on Sunday.

“20-40mm widely, double that over west facing high ground.

“Likely to start building levels on the Severn & Wye.”

The Met Office has also issued a weather warning for heavy rain across mid Wales that comes into force from 10pm on Saturday.

The warning states the following:

“A band of rain will slowly move south across Wales on Saturday evening and through Sunday, probably clearing to the south later in the day on Sunday. 

“20-40 mm of rain may accumulate quite widely within the warning area, but west-facing high ground could see 60-80 mm of rain during this period.

“Strong and gusty winds will accompany the rainfall.”

Further heavy rain is also expected between Christmas and New Year.