Residents on the banks of the River Wye in Hereford are being warned to prepare for flooding tomorrow, with levels predicted to reach around 5.5 metres in Hereford around midday.

The Environment Agency is currently predicting a peak of around 5.3 metres at Old Bridge at midday, but we expect them to raise this slightly when they update the warnings for Hereford at around 3am.

Residents in Greyfriars Avenue are warned to prepare for flooding, as are people living in properties in the Lower Bullingham/Rotherwas areas of the city. The A438 (Hereford to Brecon Road) will be closed in the morning due to flood water and riverside paths in the city of Hereford will be closed and people will need to find alternative ways to access work.

The floods come as a result of extremely heavy rain in Wales throughout Sunday, with levels at Builth Wells set to peak just 10cms below the record set it February 2020 at around 10:30pm this evening. The Environment Agency predicted a peak in Hay-on-Wye of around 3.9 metres, but this is now likely to be closer to 4.2 metres later tonight.

You can view the Flood Warnings and Alerts for Herefordshire by visiting the Environment Agency / Government site – Flood alerts and warnings – GOV.UK (