A FLOOD warning has been issued for Dinas Powys after high water levels were reported in the River Cadoxton.

A flood warning for the River Cadoxton in Dinas Powys was issued at 1.32pm today.

Meanwhile residents have reported water surface flooding at Pen-Y-Turnpike road and high water levels in nearby streams.

A spokesman for the Vale of Glamorgan Council said:

"A number of roads are affected by surface water flooding across the county, and a number of river flood alerts and warnings are in place. The council’s Emergency Incident Room is open and staff are working to manage water which is affecting life or property.

"The A4265 between Llantwit Major and Wick is currently closed, alongside some other local roads.

"Pedestrians and motorist are advised to take extreme caution if they need to make any essential journeys during this time."

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is warning people of the risk of significant river and surface water flooding today and over the weekend as Storm Jorge hits Wales.

A yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office.

This may lead to major problems and dangerous conditions, especially in South Wales, where rivers are expected to rise quickly.

Jeremy Parr, Head of Flood Incident Risk Management for NRW, said:

"We are working hard to make sure communities are as prepared as possible and urge people to take care and make arrangements to be safe.

“People are advised to take great care if you need to travel. If you are out, take extreme caution and never drive or walk through flood waters."

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes.

For regular weather updates over the weekend, visit the Vale of Glamorgan Council's website at: www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2020/February/Adverse-Weather-Updates-2020.aspx

For updates throughout the weekend, visit the council's website at: www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2020/February/Adverse-Weather-Updates-2020.aspx