THE Environment Agency Wales is advising people to be alert for disruption from possible flooding in Wales as heavy, persistent rain is forecast from early Friday (July 6).
North east Wales (Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham) is likely to take the brunt of the heavy rain; however all of Wales may experience intense bursts of rainfall from early Friday and overnight into Saturday.
Following recent heavy rain across many parts of Wales, the ground remains saturated which increases the risk of flooding.
Heavy rainfall could cause rivers to rise quickly and also lead to surface water flooding from drains and small streams.
The Agency strongly advises people not to walk or drive through any flooding and to steer clear of fast flowing water as it can be particularly hazardous.
Officers will be deployed today ahead of the forecast rain to check debris screens and remove blockages to allow water to flow away more quickly and to make sure that flood defences are operating effectively.
The Agency will continue to monitor the situation closely in case of further disruption.
Officers were also deployed last night in Pendine, Carmarthenshire, where the high tide had caused a stream to back up and overflow.
The Agency cleared debris screens to allow the river to flow and worked with the Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service to deploy pumps that made sure people or properties were not flooded.
For the latest on flood alerts and warnings go to http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
They also advise people to listen to local weather and traffic reports and updates on the radio or TV, or if able to, view the latest information on the Met Office website.