A flood alert has today been issued for Monmouthshire by Natural Resources Wales.

Adverse weather means flooding is possible for the Rivers Wye and Monnow .

NRW is warning residents to be prepared as river levels have risen due to recent rainfall.

Flooding of low-lying land and roads is expected. The rowing club underpass gates will be closed in due course.

NRW is continuing to monitor the situation.

Residents can check NRW's website for current flood warning and get a five day flood risk forecast by visiting https://flood-warning.naturalresources.wales/Detail/103WAFwyemon

NRW has also issued a checklist for anyone worried about possible flooding. It advises to:

* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.

* Keep your staff and customers informed about the situation.

* Get ready to act on your business flood plan if you have one.

* Move cars or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 15 cm can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you've been in contact with it.