Flood Alert Info - Upper Teifi

Area Description

Rivers in the upper Teifi catchment upstream of Llanybydder including Llanybydder.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 22 May 2021 11:17
South West
The level of the River Teifi, between Pontrhydfendigaid and Lampeter has been rising steadily since Friday afternoon and is expected to reach a peak level by about midday on Saturday the 22nd of May. The level is forecast to gradually subside during the remainder of the day and should fall below the alert level by Saturday evening. The rain has now cleared the area. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 12 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 21 May 2021 10:39
South West
A period of heavy rainfall is expected to continue across parts of the Upper Teifi catchment for the remainder of the day, with a gradual easing towards 11:00PM on Friday the 21st of May. The River Teifi, between Pontrhydfendigaid and Lampeter, is expected to reach a peak level between 6:00PM and 9:00PM on Friday the 21st of May. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 20 May 2021 19:13
South West
A band of persistent rainfall is forecast to remain in place across large parts of South Wales until the early hours of Saturday the 22nd of May. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur between 2:00AM and 2:00PM on Friday the 21st of May. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. The River Teifi, between Pontrhydfendigaid and Lampeter, is expected to reach a peak level between midday and 2:00PM on Friday the 21st of May.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Feb 2021 09:27
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area. With the combination of ground conditions and recent rainfall quantities there remains a risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2021 09:57
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue through today Friday 19th February and most of Saturday 20th February and the prolonged nature raises the risk of significant impacts. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and exceptional rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours and over the weekend. Many rivers are already at elevated levels from rainfall earlier this week and will react to the quantities forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 20:05
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area, though some showers are expected for next few days. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land on Thursday evening 21st January and for the next 24 hours. .


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 17:57
South West
Remaining very unsettled this evening, Wednesday 20th January, as Storm Christoph brings further heavy rain over the next few hours. This will increase river levels further. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land until Thursday 21st January.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2021 14:42
South West
Remaining very unsettled today Tuesday 19th January, as Storm Christoph brings further heavy rain this afternoon and especially overnight into Wednesday. Rain will continue throughout Wednesday, increasing river levels further. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land until Thursday 21st January.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 10:11
South West
A dry day is expected today, Friday 15th January 2021. Further rain is expected to arrive late tonight, and into the early hours of Saturday morning. This will increase the flood risk. The combination of ground conditions, existing high river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land through today Friday 15th January and into Saturday 16th January


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:25
South West
Occasional rainfall can be expected through today Thursday 14th January 2021, becoming more patchy later. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2020 16:05
South West
Heavy showers will continue overnight into Sunday 20th December 2020. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2020 17:53
South West
River levels are already high in this area and in many places ground conditions are saturated. Further rainfall is expected to arrive in the catchment tonight on Thursday 17th December and will continue until the early hours on Friday 18th December. A further band of heavy rain will arrive Friday morning and continue overnight to Saturday 19th December. This rainfall is expected to be very intense at times and there is a very high risk of flooding during Friday. Further bands of rainfall are expected during Sunday and into Monday and as a result the risk of flooding is likely to continue over the weekend into early next week. You can monitor the situation in this area by using our River Levels Online Service on our website. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2020 16:48
South West
Heavy rainfall is forecast from midnight tonight through until midday tomorrow, Wednesday 16th December 2020. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2020 12:01
South West
River levels remain high from Saturday morning's rain, and ground conditions are saturated. The weather remains very unsettled, and there is a continuing risk of flooding. Isolated showers are possible through today Sunday 1st November. Further rainfall is then expected to arrive in the catchment overnight into Monday 2nd November accompanied by gale or severe gale force west or southwesterly winds. Successive bands of rainfall are expected during Sunday and into Monday and as a result the risk of flooding will increase and remain high into early next week. You can monitor the situation in this area by using our River Levels Online Service on our website. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Oct 2020 11:34
South West
River levels remain high from Saturday morning's rain, and ground conditions are saturated. The weather remains very unsettled, and there is a continuing risk of flooding. Isolated showers are possible through today Saturday 31st October. Further rainfall is then expected to arrive in the catchment overnight into Sunday 1st November accompanied by gale or severe gale force west or southwesterly winds. Successive bands of rainfall are expected during Sunday and into Monday and as a result the risk of flooding will increase and remain high into early next week. You can monitor the situation in this area by using our River Levels Online Service on our website. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2020 18:15
South West
River levels are already high in this area and in many places ground conditions are saturated. Further rainfall is expected to arrive in the catchment tonight on Friday 30th October and will continue through the night to Saturday morning the 31st October. This rainfall is expected to be very intense at times and there is a high risk of flooding during Saturday. Further bands of rainfall are expected during Sunday and into Monday and as a result the risk of flooding is likely to continue over the weekend into early next week. You can monitor the situation in this area by using our River Levels Online Service on our website. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Oct 2020 19:49
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 11:00 AM on Friday the 30th of October. The rain band is expected to become a bit more fragmented towards the upper part of the Teifi catchment. The River Teifi is expected to reach a peak level between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM on Friday the 30th of October. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2020 15:56
South West
Although river levels are currently receding, a period of rainfall, heavy at times, is expected to arrive this evening on Wednesday the 7th October and is expected to continue until mid-morning tomorrow on Thursday the 8th October. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and the forecast rainfall gives a risk of flooding through the night and into tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the situation over this period and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2020 19:32
South West
River levels in the Afon Teifi catchment have remained fairly high due to some heavy showers experienced in Ceredigion today, Tuesday 6th October and are likely to remain high overnight into Wednesday. Further rain is forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2020 09:15
South West
River levels in the Afon Teifi catchment are falling slowly but are likely to remain high throughout Tuesday. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 12 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2020 18:32
South West
River levels in the Afon Teifi catchment are falling slowly but will continue to remain high overnight tonight and into Tuesday morning as the catchment drains slowly following Sunday's heavy rain. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2020 08:27
South West
River levels in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire are slowly starting to fall but will remain high throughout Monday. Heavy showers are forecast throughout the day which may cause levels to rise slightly. Natural Resources Wales will be monitoring the situation. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 12 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2020 15:06
South West
This Flood Alert is for Sunday 4th October 2020. Heavy rain is forecast overnight and into Sunday morning before clearing Sunday lunchtime. River levels are expected to remain high throughout Sunday. Natural Resources Wales will be monitoring the situation and will advise if further Flood Warnings are required as the event unfolds. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 20:09
South West
The current band of rain is expected to ease by about 8:30 PM on Monday the 9th of March. A second band of rain will commence at about 0:30 AM on Tuesday the 10th of March and continue until about midday. The River Teifi, between Pontrhydfendigaid and Cors Caron is expected to reach a peak level at about 9:30PM on Monday evening but is second peak is forecast to occur at approximately 7:00AM on Tuesday the 10th of March. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 20:45
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the areas. River levels will remain high overnight as a result of Tregaron Bog/Cors Caron. . The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight. .


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 11:51
South West
Heavy rainfall associated with Storm Jorge is impacting the area. The rainfall is forecast to continue overnight until 5am on Saturday 29th February. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 19:05
South West
Further rainfall is forecast through Sunday night and into Monday morning. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land on Monday morning. Land is already saturated following recent flood events and surface water flooding is also possible.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Feb 2020 18:55
South West
This Flood Alert is issued in advance of the rainfall forecast to arrive overnight Saturday 22nd February into Sunday 23rd February. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend. Land is already saturated following recent flood events and surface water flooding is also possible.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 16:06
South West
The level of the River Teifi between Tregaron and Lampeter is forecast to remain above the flood alert threshold until about 8:00PM on Monday the 17th of February. The level is expected to fall steadily over this period as there is very little additional rainfall forecast. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 12 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:13
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area, but further showers are expected overnight into Monday 17th February. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 01:21
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 09:00 AM on Sunday 16th February. The heaviest rainfall is expected to continue. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land on Sunday 16th February during the next 24 hours, overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 14:13
South West
The band of rain tracking across West Wales between 12:00PM and 6:30PM on Thursday the 19th of December will raise the level of the River Teifi, between Pontrhydfendigaid and Tregaron, above the flood alert threshold at about 4:00PM. The River Teifi at Pontrhydfendigaid is expected to reach a peak level at about 7:00PM today. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 06:44
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area, but a second band of rain is expected to pass across the Teifi catchment during Thursday afternoon. The level of the River Teifi at Pontrhydfendigaid is expected to reach a peak level at about 7:00AM. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 20:39
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 03:00 AM on Sunday 3rd November. The heaviest rainfall is expected to continue for several hours. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land on Saturday 2nd November evening and into Sunday 3rd November during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 20:18
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the areas. The combination of ground conditions and existing river levels gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 15:41
South West
The current period of rainfall is forecast to persist until late morning on Saturday the 26th of October, rainfall will become heavy at times. River levels in this area will rise this afternoon and will become high this evening and will remain high through Saturday. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land over the weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation and we will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2019 21:54
South West
A band of persistent rainfall, heavy at times is forecast overnight on Sunday the 13th October. River levels are expected to rise during the early morning and stay high into the afternoon. Only relatively minor impacts are currently expected. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. We will monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 19:01
South West
The rainfall is forecast to ease by 02:00 AM on Sunday 29th September, although there may be some very heavy isolated downpours during the course of the remainder of the night. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 21:41
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 10:00 PM today 16/03/2019. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land today, 16/03/2019 and over the weekend


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 10:51
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 2:00 PM on Tuesday the 12th of March. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. The River Teifi at Pontrhydfendigaid is forecast to exceed the flood alert level at about 12:15 PM and reach a peak level at approximately 2:15 PM.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 16:16
South West
The current forecasts indicate that the River Teifi between Pontrhydfendigaid and Lampeter is expected to reach the flood alert threshold between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on Friday the 9th of November. The rainfall is forecast to continue until 9:00PM on Friday the 9th of November. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 15:09
South West
The heaviest of the rainfall has passed through South West Wales area. River levels will remain high over the next few days giving a high risk of flooding to low-lying land and roads. Some surface water issues may remain. You can monitor the situation using our river levels online service on the Natural Resources Wales website. We will update this message if there is any change to the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 14:08
South West
A prolonged period of rainfall is expected from the early hours of Friday morning 12th of October, until the Sunday the 14th of October. River levels are expected to rise during Friday and will remain high over the weekend giving a high risk of flooding to low-lying land and roads. You can monitor the situation using our river levels online service on the Natural Resources Wales website. We will update this message tomorrow as confidence in the forecast improves.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 13:51
South West
A prolonged period of rainfall is expected from the early hours of Friday morning 12th of September, until the Sunday the 14th of September. River levels are expected to rise during Friday and will remain high over the weekend giving a high risk of flooding to low-lying land and roads. You can monitor the situation using our river levels online service on the Natural Resources Wales website. We will update this message tomorrow as confidence in the forecast improves.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Sep 2018 16:58
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue thought the night and tomorrow morning. The heaviest rainfall is expected to continue. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 12 hours. Smaller tributaries are expected to peak early evening, while larger rivers are expected to peak throughout the night. River levels are expected to remain high around rush hour tomorrow morning, Friday the 21st September.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 10:12
South West
Following the heavy and prolonged rainfall yesterday, river levels in Teifi are high. River levels will remain high during the morning of the 22nd January and then will being to recede slowly during late morning and early afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 15:17
South West
The rainfall is forecast to 4:00 PM today, Sunday 21st January. The heaviest rainfall is expected to continue. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 12 hours


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2017 17:22
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area. Showers during the course of today have maintained river levels in the upper Teifi at bankfull. The combination of ground conditions and existing river levels will maintain existing flooding of low-lying land, overnight. .


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2017 03:50
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 04:30 AM on 27th November 2017. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land overnight. .


Flood Alert issued on 15 Sep 2017 16:44
South West
The heaviest rainfall has now cleared the area. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours. The level of the River Teifi is between Tregaron and Lampeter will continue to subside over the next 6-8 hours but a second flood peak is expected during the early hours of Saturday morning as flows from the upper catchment gradually pass through Cors Caron.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Sep 2017 08:49
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 6:00 PM on Friday the 15th of September. Sporadic heavy showers may continue throughout the day and these could lead to some high rainfall accumulations in isolated areas but more prolonged spells of rain are not expected. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.The level of the River Teifi between Tregaron and Lampeter is expected to remain above the flood alert level for 18-24hrs as the flood peak from the upper catchment passes through Cors Caron.