Flood alerts are now in force for most of North Powys, as residents woke up to flooded roads and fields following three days of heavy rain.

Natural Resources Wales issued flood alerts for the Upper Severn and Upper Vyrnwy catchment areas, with some low lying fields and roads already underwater, making road conditions difficult for commuters and travellers.

According to the Environment Agency nearly 4 inches(98mm) of rain fell on parts of Shropshire and Powys in the last 48 hours, with more expected over the remainder of the week, and a Met Office weather warning for rain in Powys remains in place until Thursday, June 13.

The flood alerts issued by Natural Resources Wales earlier today show rising river levels which are expected to peak around lunchtime tomorrow (Thursday 13), but that more rain was on the way.

"The level at Llandrinio was 5.3 metres and rising. A peak level of between 6.6 and 6.8 metres is expected to occur tomorrow," says the River Severn warning.

"Further Heavy Rainfall is forecast through to Thursday which may see river levels rise again. "

In the Vyrnwy catchment, the level at Llanymynech was 4 metres and rising this morning, with a peak level of between 4.1 and 4.2 metres expected to occur at about 3pm.

Natural Resources Wales say the following roads could be affected by flooding at some point:

  • A490 at Cilcewydd and the Trehelig Crossroads
  • A483 at The Moors Straight, Welshpool.
  • B4393 near Llandrinio Bridge.
  • The Minor road at Meifod Bridge.
  • B4393 near Llansantffraid Bridge.
  • B4398 near the canal at New Bridge, Llanymynech.
  • Many low lying minor roads are affected in the area

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning across the region for from 3pm today, with heavy rain expected to move in during the late afternoon.

The forecast says: "The often heavy rain will slowly spread westwards this evening. It will be persistent overnight for many, although there could be some drier spells in the southeast. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

"[On Thursday] the persistent rain will become more showery with some drier spells through the morning. The showery downpours will often be heavy with the risk of thunder. Maximum temperature 16 °C."