Parts of Flintshire could be underwater in just seven years, according to projections on rising sea levels.

Areas of Deeside, Connah’s Quay, Saltney, Flint, Mostyn and other areas along the coast are projected to be below the annual flood level by 2030, according to data by Climate Central.

These areas have been marked on an interactive map based on peer-reviewed science in leading journals.

The maps, by Climate Central, depict sea level rise and coastal floods and incorporate big datasets. Climate Central says that this always includes some error, so these maps should be regarded as screening tools to identify places that may require deeper investigation of risk.

Areas with an unobstructed path to the ocean, and lower than the selected water level are shaded red.

Climate Central says that the maps are not based on physical storm and flood simulations and do not take into account factors such as erosion, future changes in the frequency or intensity of storms, inland flooding, or contributions from rainfall or rivers.

In Flintshire, Talacre including nearby holiday parks appear in red so are at risk by 2030.

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Further south down the coast, the red zone follows along the A548 and depicts that the Port of Mostyn could be at risk. Parts of Greenfield and coastal areas of Bagillt are also at risk.

Areas of Flint, including Flint Castle also appear on the map in the red zone.

Going further south, Deeside Industrial Park and Deeside Industrial Estate are in the red, along with Garden City, Sealand and Queensferry.

Sandycroft, Hawarden Airport, parts of Broughton Shopping Park and all of Saltney are all predicted to be below annual flood level by 2030, with the red zone even crossing the border into Chester.