30 flood alerts remain in South

Wednesday's weather forecast brings you the latest on what's to come in the Meridian region.

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Flood alerts in the Meridian region

30 flood alerts remain in place in the South and South East.

Alerts are in place on:

  • River Thames

  • Ginge Brook

  • Lower River Loddon

  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford

  • Upper River Colne and Radlett Brook

  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington

  • River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock

  • River Blackwater and the Cove Brook**


  • River Pang from East Ilsley to Pangbourne

  • River Dikler from Condicote to Little Rissington

  • Chertsey Bourne

  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon

  • Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney

  • River Roding

  • River Cole and Dorcan Brook

  • River Thame and Chalgrove Brook- River Ray


Your flood photos

Twyford, near Winchester Credit: Trudi Constantine

ITV Meridian viewer Trudi Constantine has sent in these flood pictures taken in Twyford, near Winchester, this morning.

Twyford, near Winchester Credit: Trudi Constantine
Twyford, near Winchester Credit: Trudi Constantine

Flood alert for Thames

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Thames at Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave.

Low lying land and roads will be affected first. The agency says river levels are rising steadily in the river and could spill out into the floodplain.

No property flooding is currently expected but roads could be affected.


Hose ban stays despite record rain

The River Pang near Bucklebury, Berkshire Credit: Thames Water

Thames Water has warned that the hosepipe ban will stay despite the wettest April since records began.

Heavy downpours bringing more than double the historic long-term average rain for the month haven't made up for a shortfall caused by below-average rainfall in 20 of the previous 25 months.

Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs, said they were aware of the "irony" that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.

"We had more than double the rain we would expect for the last month," he said.

"In fact, it hasn't really stopped raining since we and six other companies imposed 'hosepipe bans' on April 5.

"We are alive to this irony, and our contribution to the endless talking point that is the British weather."

Met office update

"The rain reached the Dorset coast at around 7pm last night and spread north and west throughout the night. It has been really heavy in the south west of England and there has also been quite a lot of thunder in central and eastern areas."

– Met Office spokesperson

"There is still a risk of flooding across many parts of England and Wales with particular focus on Somerset, Dorset and Devon. River flows are high after this weekend's rainfall and we are keeping a close watch on river levels as well as checking defences and clearing any potential blockages to reduce the risk of flooding."

– Environment Agency spokesperson
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