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Welsh environment secretary warns of more flooding

Lesley Griffiths, cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs in Welsh government. Credit: PA

The cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs in the Welsh government has warned that rain will continue to affect Wales with "widespread disruption" and flooding.

Lesley Griffiths said: "We have received reports confirming internal flooding to properties in Maesteg, Boverton, Penarth, Barry, Llanmaes and Pontllanfraith.

"There has been widespread disruption across southern Wales with the fire and rescue services having to deal with over 50 flooding incidents over the last two days."

She added that overnight there may be more flooding incidents, but that by Tuesday night the worst of the bad weather should be over, "allowing much improved conditions across Wales during the remainder of the week and weekend".

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Great Western Railway advises against travel on network

Great Western Railway, which has been hit by flooding across the south west, is advising people to not travel on the network as there is huge disruption.

They have also said that customers with tickets valid for travel on Monday will also be valid on Tuesday, as commuters aired their frustrations on Twitter.

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