RAIN has pulverised Powys on Wednesday with Storm Christoph set to cause carnage across the county and Wales with a three-day rainstorm.  

Natural Resources Wales has already issued 14 flood warnings and over 50 flood alerts today (January 20) while a Met Office yellow “be aware” rain warning is expected to last until midday on Thursday.

Of the 14 flood warnings, five are in Powys, with the River Wye having already burst its banks and spilt out onto the A483 road in Builth Wells. The other Powys warnings include the River Severn at Abermule and Aberbechan, as well as the Wye in Glasbury and River Usk between Brecon and Glangrwyney. There is also one on the River Vyrnwy in Meifod.

In the last hour Traffic Wales tweeted out that the A483 in Builth had been closed. “#A483 travelling in both directions River Wye bridge in Builth Wells - bridge now closed due to flooding,” said their tweet.

“If you're travelling in the area please find alternative route. Updates to follow. Thank you for your patience.”

Powys County Council also warned motorists to beware, tweeting: “#StormChristoph is causing river levels to rise throughout Powys, particularly in Builth Wells.

“The situation is being monitored closely across the county. Our crews are on standby and ready to close roads if needed. Please drive safely and follow any diversion signs.”

Check out our gallery above of the scenes in Builth this morning. Got any flood pictures you’d like to share with us? Email us at news@countytimes.co.uk.