Major River Bursts Banks as Wet and Windy Weather Hits South Wales

The River Taff burst its banks on Thursday, January 12, South Wales Police said, after wet and windy weather hit the region.

The police force advised people in the Pontcanna/Llandaff Fields area to “take extra care” as the River Taff was “flowing extremely fast”.

Footage taken by Chris Sutton shows the river flowing beneath Ynys Bridge in Gwaelod-y-garth.

The local council urged people to stay away from riverbanks, floodwater, and the Taff Trail, warning of the “extremely high river levels”.

Natural Resources Wales issued flood alerts for 11 rivers across Wales on Thursday, including the River Taff, which peaked at 2.76 metres at 6 am on January 12. Credit: Chris Sutton via Storyful

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