Denbighshire County Council is carrying out preparations to minimize risk to communities in advance of an adverse weather warning today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind from between 01:00 and 15:00hrs today, which is coinciding with the high tide in the morning at around 11:19.

A later high tide at 23:44hrs is not currently a concern, as the winds are set to decrease over the course of the afternoon and evening.

The Council will be closing Prestatyn’s Nova West, Beach Road East and Barkby Beach tomorrow, along with Rhyl Central, car parks, as a precautionary temporary measure until the weather risk subsides.

Denbighshire County Council’s teams are also working hard to keep people and properties safe by checking flood defences are in good working order, clearing gulleys and ditches to help reduce flood risk to communities.

All flood gates will be closed, including the new gates at East Rhyl and the Golf Club as soon as possible.

An expected heavy rainfall during the morning may also contribute to surface water flooding and drivers are urged to be aware of this potential hazard .

Residents are reminded to be prepared by assessing the situation in their local area and act early if they think there is a risk of flooding to stay safe.

People are urged also to stay away from swollen rivers, and not to drive or walk through flood water.

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding

Residents can find advice about how to prepare for floods here: https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/emergencies/floods.aspx