The Met Office issued a Red Warning for rain – the highest level of warning – for parts of south Wales on Sunday morning.
Red warnings only are issued when it is highly likely the weather will cause a high level of impact, and this warning is the first red warning for rain the Met Office has issued since December 2015.
This was the scene at A48 Western Avenue this morning
Flooding on the #Taff Trail by the A48 Western Avenue bridge in #Cardiff. Usually busy with cyclists and walkers on a Sunday. Hard to believe 24 hours ago, hundreds of us were here for @cardiffparkrun.#StormDennis pic.twitter.com/IIGrLtygMc
— Sue Charles (@Sue_Charles) February 16, 2020
Spot the tennis courts at Hailey Park in Llandaff North
— Jennifer (@jenb_davies) February 16, 2020
People in Pontypridd are being evacuated to hotels
Mike Powell local councillor here in Pontypridd gives an update pic.twitter.com/J62tZ1Rkgz
— Rob Osborne (@robosborneitv) February 16, 2020
Welsh Water are busy dealing with the affects of Storm Dennis
— Welsh Water (@DwrCymru) February 16, 2020
South Wales Fire & Rescue crews have been working throughout the night to keep people safe
— Simon Pritchard (@Pritcsa) February 16, 2020
Natural Resources Wales have issued a floodwater warning
⚠️ ⚠️ Two severe flood warnings have now been issued for the River Taff at Pontypridd and the River Neath at Aberdulais. The number of flood warnings has risen to 76, alongside 61 flood alerts. pic.twitter.com/K5TAQqw0XC
— Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru | Natural Resources Wales (@NatResWales) February 16, 2020
Storm Dennis has brought heavy rain across the UK throughout the weekend, with multiple amber and yellow warnings in force until Monday, highlighting the risk of flooding and strong winds.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said: “Whilst the heaviest rain has cleared from Northern Ireland and Scotland, England and Wales will continue to see heavy rain on Sunday, with a risk of severe flooding in places.
“In particular, heavy rain has led to severe flooding across parts of south Wales triggering a red rain warning, where around 140mm of rain in total could fall, before it gradually eases this afternoon.”