A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Lambourn and its tributaries from Upper Lambourn down to Newbury. The Environment Ageny's alert said:
Flooding is possible for the River Lambourn from Lambourn to the Shaw area in Newbury including Eastbury, East Garston, Welford, Easton, Boxford, Woodspeen, Bagnor, Donnington, Great Shefford on the Great Shefford Stream and Winterbourne on the Winterbourne Stream this afternoon.
The Environment Agency is reporting that there are 27 locations in the Southeast with flood warnings where flooding is expected - several of them are areas alongside the River Thames. However there are no 'severe' flood warnings in the region.
The Environment Agency is warning the public to remain vigilant about the risk of flooding across the South East as river and groundwater levels continue to rise across the region.
There are currently 25 flood warnings and 52 flood alerts in force across the South East.
Groundwater levels are high in parts of Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex, and rising in places, so any further rainfall will be carefully monitored. We are working closely with local partners to advise residents of any possible risk of flooding as a result of groundwater to make sure they are prepared.