Flood Alert Info - River Cothi

Area Description

River Cothi catchment in Carmarthenshire.
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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 12:16
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 16 Feb 2020 19:09
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, over the weekend.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 14:25
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 9:30AM on Sunday the 16th of February. Rain is expected to be largely continuous over this period with some higher intensity bursts expected during Saturday evening and overnight into Sunday. 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 9 Feb 2020 13:29
South West
The rainfall is forecast to 2pm on Sunday 9th February. Heavy showers are expected to continue as Storm Ciara takes hold. 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 12 Nov 2019 16:02
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 07:00 PM on Tuesday 12th November 2019. 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 overnight.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 19:46
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 20:34
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 16:14
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 22:21
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 29 Sep 2019 00:00
South West
The rainfall is forecast to ease by 1:00 AM on Sunday the 29th of September. Heavy showers are expected to occur at intervals between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM on Sunday. 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 12 Mar 2019 08:22
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 12:30 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.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 14:07
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 11:46
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 morning 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 11:46
South West
A widespread area of rain is currently affecting the area. The rainfall is forecast to be prolonged through today, Thursday the 20th of September. Heavy rain is expected at times later. This rain is forecast to become more broken this evening, with the prolonged rainfall eventually clearing to leave more scattered showers during the early hours of Friday morning. The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land this from Thursday afternoon through to Friday morning.


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 15 Sep 2017 09:01
South West
The rainfall is forecast to continue until 6:00 PM on Friday the 15th of September. 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. The level of the River Cothi between Abergorlech and Pontargothi is expected to continue to rise for several hours as the flood peak travels along the watercourse.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jun 2017 01:20
South West
The rainfall is generally easing; however, further heavy showers are expected into the early hours of Tuesday morning. 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. River Levels are expected to rise slowly through the night, and impacts are expected to be relatively minor. We will update this messages as the situation changes.