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Wales floods: Settled weather forecast following more rain

Aberdulais falls near Neath
Image caption The river Dulais was swollen at Aberdulais Falls near Neath on New Years Eve

The weather is expected to become more settled this week after another weekend of heavy rain, Environment Agency Wales (EAW) says.

It has four flood warnings and six alerts in Wales on Monday but says the wet weather should ease by Tuesday.

Officials say river levels remain high while the ground is saturated due to "particularly bad" weather this month.

EAW urges the public to remain alert to the possibility of flooding and is providing updates via its website.

Flood warnings are in place in the Conwy valley, along the lower Dee valley from Llangollen in Denbighshire to Chester and at Tenby in Pembrokeshire along the River Ritec.

On Saturday, fire crews in mid and west Wales were called to deal with flooding at properties at Milford Haven, Aberporth and Caldey Island, off Tenby.

Evacuated

In Carmarthenshire, two canoeists were found safe after they overturned in a fast-flowing River Towy at Rhandirmwyn, near Aberdovey.

"We have had rain constantly since 19 December," said Ceri Davies, EAW strategy unit manager.

"Obviously, the ground is very saturated. We are advising people to remain vigilant.

"December has been particularly bad."

Before Christmas, heavy rain caused landslips of thousands of tonnes of rock, soil and trees in Ystalyfera, in the upper Swansea valley.

A dozen families were affected and some will not be able to return until home after the new year.

Four homes were evacuated in Pontypridd after a landslide caused a wall to collapse.

And a stranded motorist had to be rescued after her car went into a swollen ford in Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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