A FLOOD alert has been issued for an area of Wrexham today (Tuesday, January 2) amid a forecast of heavy rainfall. 

Natural Rescources Wales has issued the alert for the Bangor-on-Dee area - with water levels in the River Dee expected to be higher than normal. 

A spokesperson said: "Flooding is also possible for the B5426 Straight Mile and A525 roads if conditions deteriorate further. Property flooding in Bangor-on-Dee is not expected at this time, although some localised flooding problems may result from surface water.

"We will continue to monitor the situation."

The Leader: A flood alert has been issued for Bangor-on-Dee. A flood alert has been issued for Bangor-on-Dee. (Image: Natural Resources Wales)Alerts remain in place in the Lower Dee Catchment (areas around the River Dee from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows). 


The Met Office is forecasting heavy rain in north east Wales until around 4pm. A yellow warning for rain is in place across North Wales until 9pm on Tuesday.

It warns that flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, as well as spray and flooding on roads which could make journey times longer. Bus and train services may also be affected.

A forecast said: "On Tuesday the focus for the heaviest rain is less clear-cut but perhaps more likely across parts of Wales, the Midlands towards eastern England and Yorkshire.

"Over the warning period, 15 to 30 mm rain is likely to fall fairly widely, with a few places seeing 35 to 50 mm."