Five Day Flood Risk Forecast

Forecast issued by the Met Office at 10:30am, Sunday 16th December

Localised flooding is possible on Tuesday in the south west of both England and Wales from surface water and rivers. Localised coastal flooding is also possible but not expected on Tuesday along parts of the south coast of England. Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.

Read this forecast in Welsh

River

The river flood risk is VERY LOW.

Heavy rain is expected across south-western parts of England and Wales on Tuesday and minor impacts are possible. See Specific Areas of Concern Map 1.

Periods of heavy rain will be possible at other times throughout this period, however any further impacts are currently expected to be minimal.

Coastal

The coastal/tidal flood risk is VERY LOW.

Minor flooding impacts are possible but not expected in the south of England on Tuesday due to strong winds and large waves.

At other times any impacts are expected to be minimal despite large waves affecting some coasts.

Surface

The surface water flood risk is VERY LOW.

Heavy rain is expected across south-western parts of England and Wales on Tuesday and minor impacts are possible. See Specific Areas of Concern Map 1.

Periods of heavy rain will be possible at other times throughout this period, however any further impacts are currently expected to be minimal.

Groundwater

The groundwater flood risk is VERY LOW for the next five days.

Daily Risk Forecast Maps

Areas Potentially Affected

Tuesday 18th December

Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Cardiff, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Ceredigion, Caerphilly, Devon, Powys, Torbay, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Plymouth, Pembrokeshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Swansea, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, Somerset, Torfaen

Source and risk of potential flooding

  • River: Likelihood low, Impact minor
  • Surface: Likelihood low, Impact minor

Additional information: Wind blow debris may block drainage in some places.

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