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UK News Drone footage shows the scale of the Storm Dennis flooding in Cardiff

18:35  16 february  2020
18:35  16 february  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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The full extent of the flooding in Cardiff can be seen on this footage taken from the air after a month's worth of rain hit parts of Wales in just 48 hours.

Bute Park has been closed to the public, homes have been flooded and the Taff Trail has been completely submerged in some parts of the city.

The 40 ponies at Cardiff Riding School in Pontcanna Fields were evacuated to safety.

Cardiff council has warned residents to stay away from Pontcanna Fields and they have reported that river levels are still high near the River Ely at St Fagans, and Michaelston Road in that area has been closed.

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The lower boardwalk and Roald Dahl Plass areas of Mermaid Quay have been closed to the public due to the adverse weather conditions.

Teams of council workers have been out clearing gullies and culverts to try and protect properties

Meanwhile drone footage shows just how badly Bute Park has been flooded after the River Taff burst its banks on Sunday.

a bridge over a body of water: Bute Park under water with the Principality Stadium in the background © Jonathan Lawrance/WalesOnline Bute Park under water with the Principality Stadium in the background a path with trees on the side of a river © Jonathan Lawrance/WalesOnline

There has been flooding at some homes in Llandaff near the River Taff, and homes at Forest Farm in Whitchurch have been evacuated.

On Sunday afternoon, the council said that river levels had peaked and are now starting to fall.

a group of people walking down a dirt road: Building in Bute Park have been closed to the public for the day © Jonathan Lawrance/WalesOnline Building in Bute Park have been closed to the public for the day

Hundreds of onlookers have found vantage points along the river to see just how high the river has got for themselves.

The Met Office said that more than 157mm of rain fell in parts of south Wales over a 48 hour period.

The forecast is for the rain to clear on Sunday afternoon to leave sunshine and scattered showers.

It will remain windy overnight with heavy thundery showers in places, and Monday will be a day of scattered showers, interspersed with bright or sunny spells.

Heavy rain floods Valleys and south Wales main railway line causing disruption until end of day .
Replacement road transport is being sought Flooding on the railway line at Llanharan is causing disruption to services between Cardiff to Bridgend and Maesteg and flooding at Tonypany means no services are able to run north of Pontypridd, Rhondda.

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