Flood warnings are still in place in Gloucestershire, but the county has been blessed with calm weather so far this Christmas Day.
The Environment Agency has issued red warnings – the second most serious – for parts of Tewkesbury, Coombe Hill, Lower Apperley and Twyning, and flooding is expected in those places today.
While an amber warning is in place in Upper Slaughter, with residents warned that flooding is possible there.
A red flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury.
The floods, which are expected to hit Gloucestershire later Christmas day, are expected to affect several parts of Tewkesbury, including Abbey Mill, Upper and Lower Lode and Shakespeare Court.
Weather experts at the Met Office are predicting sunny spells around 12noon today in parts of the county, although temperatures are set stay between 3C (37.4F) and 5C (41F).
Gloucestershire County Council has warned motorists not to attempt driving through floodwater.
The council’s highways crew have been taken off normal duties and will respond to any emergency calls. The team has been busy throughout the day and night clearing gullies and road debris around the county.
Drivers are being warned to avoid known flooded routes, to allow extra time for their journeys and to avoid travelling in peak periods if possible.
Chief Fire Officer Jon Hall said: “We can’t stress enough how important it is to avoid floodwater wherever it occurs across the county. There is no way of knowing how deep the flooding is or what lies beneath, so the only advice is to avoid these routes.
“More than 70 calls were received by Gloucestershire fire service, the majority of which were a direct result of the weather conditions.
Our teams will continue to respond to any emergency calls and protect properties when possible.”
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet members for highways, said: “These conditions are going to cause disruption when on the roads and travelling to see loved ones, but I would encourage people to remain calm and to take extra care if they are out driving, particularly on higher speed rural roads.
“Since the flooding in 2007, a lot of work has been done to improve our drainage systems; however we still encourage people to think about their journeys before they set off and always avoid driving through floodwater.”