Wales braced for further flooding with more heavy rain forecast

People throughout Wales are being told to brace themselves for yet more flooding with heavy rain predicted over the next 24 hours.

This week's bad weather has already seen around 20 cars submerged during the winter fair in Builth Wells as well as a helicopter call-out to a stranded 61-year-old motorist near the River Vyrnwy in Powys.

Natural Resources Wales is warning that ground is already saturated and further rainfall will quickly find its way into rivers and streams.

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NRW duty manager Mike Thompson said there is also a risk that leaves and other debris, brought down by strong winds, would block drains as well.

NRW said a band of heavy rain is expected to spread from the west from midday and last into Thursday evening bringing the risk of localised flooding to all parts.

On Tuesday, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells was hit by flooding after waters reportedly rose to 4ft within minutes.

And on Monday evening, a motorist was rescued by helicopter after his car became trapped in water at Brionarth Bridge.