A flood alert has been issued for parts of the Powys and Shropshire border as a result of expected heavy rainfall overnight.

The Environment Agency has issued the warning for the Severn Vyrnwy Confluence and Upper Teme and are closely monitoring the situation.

River levels are forecasted to rise in Llanymynech, Knighton, Bishops Castle, Felindre, Beguildy, Church Stretton and Ludlow which could cause flooding of properties, roads and farmland from 9am on Wednesday, December 5 until 2am on Thursday, December 6.

The Environment Agency is urging people to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water.

Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from the Welsh border at Llawnt to Shrawardine near Shrewsbury. Other locations that may be affected include Maesbrook and Melverley.