Valleys can expect more major rainfall events in the future, expert says

The south Wales valleys could see a lot more rain in the next decade, according to a weather expert.

Flooding overwhelmed defences last month and Liz Bentley from the Royal Meteorological Society said it could get worse.

Prof Bentley says a review published four years ago warned governments to be prepared for the worst, predicting extreme rainfall events of 20% to 30% above what was happening at the time.

The Welsh Government said flood defence was a top priority.

Watch BBC Wales Investigates: Flooded Out of My Home on Monday 2 March at 20:30 GMT on BBC One Wales and afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

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