Updated: Flood Warning issued for River Wye
Update 19/12/20 9.06am – The Environment Agency have updated their information on the predicted peaks of the River Wye for Ross-on-Wye:- Mordiford 5.0m to 5.4m Sunday morning 20/12/2020, Ross-on-Wye 4.3m to 4.7m Sunday morning 20/12/2020.
Update 18/12/20 5.10pm: The Environment Agency have updated their flood information with the following: “Levels remain high at the Old Wye Bridge gauge. The risk of flooding remains. 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 3.4 to 3.7m Saturday morning 19/12/20, Bredwardine 5.9 to 6.3m Saturday afternoon, Old Wye Bridge 5.0 to 5.5m Saturday afternoon, Mordiford 5.1 to 5.6m early Sunday morning 20/12/20. Ross-on-Wye 4.3 to 4.8m Sunday morning.”
A flood alert has been issued for the River Wye in Herefordshire.
The predicted peak is similar to the levels we saw in October 2019 when the river peaked at 4.77m, and February this year where the peak was 5.10m.
The Environment Agency said: “River levels are rising at the Hay-On-Wye river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. 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 3.8m to 4.2m Saturday morning, 19/12/2020, Bredwardine 6.2m to 6.7m Saturday morning 19/12/2020, Belmont 6.2m to 6.7m Saturday afternoon 19/12/2020, Old Wye Bridge 5.4m to 5.7m Saturday afternoon 19/12/2020, Mordiford 5.5m to 6.0m Saturday afternoon 19/12/2020, and Ross-on-Wye 5.2m to 5.8m Saturday afternoon 19/12/2020.
“Further heavy rainfall is forecast today and this is expected to increase levels further. The flood barriers in Hereford are being deployed today. We are closely monitoring the situation.”