Weather: Six flood alerts remain across Wales after storms

A tree blocked this road in Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan Photo: South Wales Police
Image caption A tree blocked this road in Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan before it was moved on Sunday

Six flood alerts remain in place in Wales, following several days of heavy rain and high winds.

Alerts apply to the Lower Dee Valley, the River Ewenny, the Rivers Wye and Monnow, the Upper Severn, River Alyn and Rivers Ebbw, Sirhowy and Lwyd.

More rain is expected on Tuesday, particularly in the south of the country.

The Met Office said 20mm of rain fell in south Wales in the 12 hours leading up to 04:00 BST Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Outbreaks of rain, heavy and possibly thundery, are likely to affect southern England and the southern half of Wales, during Tuesday."

The spokesman said the risk of heavy rain would gradually reduce, but strong north easterly winds were likely across parts of Wales.

Stormy weather over the weekend and into Monday caused problems across many parts of the country, with some roads blocked by trees and long delays on trains between Wales and London.

Up to 20,000 homes in south Wales lost power on Sunday, but all were re-connected by Monday.

Meanwhile Environment Agency Wales said its officers were called to Glasbury, near Hay-on-Wye in Powys, to pump out flood water from a small number of properties.

The flooding there has also closed the A438 in both directions between B4350 (Glasbury) and B4351 (Clyro).

The Trunk Road Agency said it did not yet know when the carriageway would re-open and a diversion was in place.

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