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Flood alerts for Gloucestershire ahead of Christmas

By citizenmike  |  Posted: December 23, 2012

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Flood warnings have been issued for the River Severn as more rain falls on Gloucestershire ahead of Christmas Day.

Warnings are in place for the River Severn between Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

At 5:50am today the level at the Mythe Gauge was 4.25 metres and steady. A peak level of between 4.25 and 4.5 metres is expected to occur tomorrow.

The level at the Upper Pound Gauge was 4.25 metres and steady.

The level at the Gloucester Gauge was 3.14 metres and steady.

A peak level of between 3.1 and 3.3 metres is expected to occur on Christmas Day.

Sunday will see the county get a short reprieve from the heavy rain which has so far fallen.

But by 11pm it will return. Heavy and persistent rain will be developing once again through the evening, continuing overnight leading to a further risk of flooding in places.

It will remain cloudy through Christmas Eve with outbreaks of rain affecting most areas. Showery rain will then continue overnight.

For the big day itself, Christmas Day will be sunshine and showers.

Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 0524124 to get more information on the River Severn flood warning.

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