A FLOOD alert has been issued for Llanymynech following persistent rain on Saturday.

Flooding of roads and farmland along the Severn Vyrnwy confluence is 'expected' and residents are advised to remain alert.

The Environment Agency say they expect flooding to affect 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 Llanymynech, Maesbrook and Melverley.

Minor roads between Maesbrook, Melverley and Pentre are also expected to flood.

The Environment Agency has predicted peaks of between 3.8m to 4m at Llanymynech on Saturday evening.

An Environment Agency spokesman added:"Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours.

"We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days.

"Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."