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North Wales: Shocking images reveal how rising sea levels could see Llandudno flooded

Sea levels are expected to rise due to climate change

Large swathes of Llandudno will suffer regular flooding in the next century unless urgent action is taken to improve sea defences.

In a report commissioned by Conwy County Council, coastal engineers AECOM have produced stark maps showing the potential scale and frequency of flooding in the early 22nd century - compared to now.

The report warns: “The present day risk is such that small areas of Llandudno have a one in 1,000 chance of flooding in any one year, however in 2117 there will be a one in 30 chance of widespread flooding in any one year.“It is clear something will need to change to provide continued flood protection to the town of Llandudno.”

The report warns: “The present day risk is such that small areas of Llandudno have a one in 1,000 chance of flooding in any one year, however in 2117 there will be a one in 30 chance of widespread flooding in any one year.“It is clear something will need to change to provide continued flood protection to the town of Llandudno.”

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Llandudno (/lænˈdɪdnoʊ/, Welsh: [ɬanˈdɨdnɔ]) is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. In the 2011 UK census, the community, which includes Gogarth, Penrhyn Bay, Craigside, Glanwydden, Penrhynside and Bryn Pydew had a population of 20,701.[1] [2]The town's name is derived from its patron saint, Saint Tudno.

Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales, and as early as 1861 was being called 'the Queen of the Welsh Watering Places'[3](a phrase later also used in connection with Tenby[4] and Aberystwyth[5]; the word 'resort' came a little later). Historically a part of Caernarfonshire, Llandudno was formerly in the district of Aberconwy within Gwynedd.