River flooding happens when a river cannot cope with the amount of water draining into it from the surrounding land. Sea flooding happens when there are high tides and stormy conditions.
The shading on the map shows the risk of flooding from rivers and the sea in this particular area
The location you have selected is in an area that has a low chance of flooding from rivers or the sea.
What does ‘low’ mean?
Low means that each year, this area has a chance of flooding of between 1 in 1000 (0.1%) and 1 in 100 (1%).
This takes into account the effect of any flood defences that may be in this area. Flood defences reduce, but do not completely stop the chance of flooding as they can be overtopped or fail.
Floods destroy - be prepared
It is important to remember that while the risk is low, we can never eliminate all flooding. Surrounding roads and services may still be affected and could impact you.
- What to do before, during and after a flood
- Sign up for free flood warnings
- View the flood warnings currently in force
Planning a development
This information is not suitable for use in land-use planning. If you are planning a development, you need to use the Welsh Government's Development Advisory Map for Wales. This is because for planning purposes you need to use information based on flooding without defences.
You can use the information in this area to see the approximate areas that would flood.
If you have any further questions on how to prepare for flooding, please call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
This area may be at risk from other types of flooding.
For the purposes of the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 and the EU Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks, this is a Flood Hazard Map.