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 (6/07/2012).
Environment Agency Wales is now advising people in Powys, Ceredigion, Conwy and Gwynedd to be on alert for flooding as a change in forecast has indicated these areas will also be affected by the heavier rain tomorrow (6/07/2012).
Earlier warnings had indicated that Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham will be hardest hit, but more recent forecasts predict that more areas of Wales will bear the brunt of the rainfall.
The Agency is also urging any people who are camping or at festivals this week on low ground or near rivers and streams to be aware of the heavy rainfall and to listen to the advice of emergency services should the site become flooded.
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 respond and rise quickly and also lead to surface water flooding from drains and small streams.
The Agency is urging people to be vigilant for any flooding in their area and 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 have been 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 and this work will continue.
The Agency is continuing to monitor the situation closely in case of further disruption.
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.