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 high chance of flooding from rivers or the sea.
What does ‘high’ mean?
High means that each year, this area has a chance of flooding of greater than 1 in 30 (3.3%).
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
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Prepare for flooding by following some simple steps to reduce the impact of flooding on your home or business.
- 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.
Flood risk in this area is ‘significant’ as per the definition in the ‘Statement of Principles’ agreement between the UK Government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI). ABI members voluntarily continue to meet their commitments to their existing customers under this agreement until a replacement is implemented. For more information, see:
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.