A FLOOD warning has been removed for the river Wye as the weather improves in Herefordshire.

The 'act now' message was issued by the Environment Agency yesterday (February 10) between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye. 

However, it was removed at 9.15am this morning (February 11).

There is still a flood alert in place for the Wye in Herefordshire; however, the risk of flooding is reducing.


The Mordiford gauge peaked at 4.76m early on Saturday morning, while it peaked in Ross at 4.28m during the evening. 

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "No further significant rainfall is currently forecast over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the weekend.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

There are also flood alerts still in place for the river Leadon catchment in the east of the county, and the river Lugg south of Leominster.