Hereford & Worcester

Flood warnings issued for the River Wye in Hereford

The River Wye Image copyright Susan Hillstead
Image caption The River Wye in full flood

Three flood warnings have been issued for the River Wye in Hereford.

The Environment Agency recorded a water level of 13ft (3.87m) at the Old Wye Bridge Gauge at 12:30 GMT and warned the level was rising.

It said a peak level of up to 16ft (4.8m) was expected overnight. The River Severn is also rising and was expected to reach a peak of up to 19ft (5.7m) on Friday.

The Met Office has also predicted heavy rain and strong winds overnight.

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