Fewer flood warnings in the Central region

River Severn in Worcestershire Photo: ITV Central

Fifteen more flood warnings and alerts in the Midlands have been removed by the Environment Agency in the past 24 hours.

There are currently nine flood warnings in the region - the lowest number since the recent heavy rainfall brought widespread flooding problems.

Levels along the River Severn have been falling, thanks largely due to a spell of dry weather.

But rivers, streams and surrounding farmland remain saturated, so the situation could change quickly in the event of prolonged or heavy rain or snow.

There have also been warnings that ice - mostly first thing in the mornings - could cause dangers, particularly to cyclists and walkers using paths next to rivers, which remain swollen and fast flowing.