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44 flood alerts across region

Flooding on Rosemary Lane, near Freshford, Wiltshire as heavy rain swells the River Frome. Photo: PA

The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor river levels closely following the band of rain which swept across the region overnight.

Rainfall totals were much less than predicted, on average around 10mm, and river levels in most areas have started to drop.

There are currently 44 flood alerts in force across the region but no flood warnings. Further rainfall is expected throughout the week but not at significant levels this week.

Many of the current flood alerts are expected to be removed later today but Environment Agency officers will continue to monitor river levels closely, clear trash screens and river obstructions and open weirs along the Thames as river levels continue to rise.

The Jubilee River (The Windsor and Maidenhead Flood Alleviation Scheme) is currently in operation and will continue operating to protect properties from flooding throughout the week.

Flooding of low lying isolated properties remains a possibility in some locations and we will need to continue to monitor the response of the larger slower responding catchments on the River Thames.

Strong stream warnings are currently in force along the whole of the River Thames and boaters are advised against navigating under these conditions because it is dangerous.

For more information on strong stream warnings visit the Environment Agency website.

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