Flood warnings issued for Gloucestershire
Flood warnings have been issued for the Rivers Severn, Avon, Lyd and Leadon in Gloucestershire.
The Environment Agency are warning that river levels will peak on the Severn between Tewkesbury and Gloucester on Monday morning.
At 5.30pm today (Saturday); the level at the Mythe Gauge was 1.68 metres and rising slowly. But a peak level of between 3.6 and 4 metres is expected to occur on Monday morning. the level at the Haw Bridge gauge this afternoon was 2.65 metres but again, levels should peak on Monday between 4.5 and 4.9 metres.
At Gloucester, river levels are expected to reach a peak tomorrow morning at 9am.
In the Forest of Dean, melting snow and ice are expected to increase river an stream levels rapidly, with levels peaking tomorrow morning.
In addition, the Met Office is warning of heavy rainfall overnight and into the early hours of tomorrow (Sunday) morning. While there will be sunny spells during the day, there will be further rainfall overnight into Monday and heavy downpours from around midday on Monday.
The agency is warning that flooding is possible and that homeowners should be aware and prepared.