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Latest flood warnings for the West

There is plenty of surface water around making driving conditions treacherous Credit: PA

The Environment Agency has issuedfive flood warnings for the South West and residents should take action to protect themselves

  • Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke

Water levels in the lower River Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke are rising in response to recent rainfall. Further showery, occasionally heavy rain is forecast over the next 24 hours. This rain falling onto a saturated catchment is likely to cause further rises.

  • Washford River, riverside properties from Kingsbridge to Lower Roadwater

Further showers are forecast throughout Monday. The catchments remain saturated and the rivers may respond to the rainfall.

The river level on the Washford River will remain high but stable during Monday although levels may rise with the forecast rainfall

  • River Severn at Apperley and The Leigh

A peak level of between 4.2 and 4.3 metres at the Mythe Gauge is expected to occur on Tuesday morning. This could mean flooding on the B4213 at Haw Bridge.

  • River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End

At 9am today; Kempsey Yacht Club was 6.7 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 6.6 and 6.8 metres is expected on Monday afternoon. Saxons Lode was 4.89 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 4.85 and 5 metres is expected Tuesday morning.

  • River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury

At 3:15 pm today; The level at the Mythe Gauge was 4.18 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 4.2 and 4.3 metres is expected to occur on Tuesday morning. Upper Pound gauge was 4.16 metres and rising slowly. A peak level of between 4.2 and 4.3 metres is expected to occur on Tuesday morning.

You can keep up with the latest flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.