Thames expected to rise to highest level in 60 years

A swan on a flooded field next to the river Thames in Windsor, Berkshire. Credit: PA Wire

The River Thames is predicted to rise to its highest level in more than 60 years in some places after more treacherous weather conditions.

Residents in Windsor, Maidenhead and communities in Surrey, where nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated from the areas, have been warned to expect severe disruption and risk of flooding.

Read: Experts warn flooding threat requires long-term rethink

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Thousands of Thames flood victims battle power cuts

Power cuts have been reported in Datchet, Singleton and East Marden in the Thames area amid continued flooding. Around 1,700 homes are thought to have been affected, as storms continue to hit southern Britain.