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Gloucestershire Weather: Warnings issued for rain and flooding

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: December 31, 2013

A shopper battling rain and wind

A shopper battling rain and wind

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The new year will open in Gloucestershire as the old one closed – with severe weather warnings.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning – meaning be aware – for rain for an area covering the whole of the South West region for tomorrow.

The warning said: “Further rain, heavy at times, is expected to spread quickly northeastwards on Wednesday. Rainfall totals are expected to be widely 10-20 mm, but as much as 30-40 mm over some south facing coasts and hills. South or southwesterly gales with gusts 50-60 mph may also accompany the rain.”

With the ground saturated from days of heavy rain, and rivers already running full, The environment Agency has issued flood warning for the River Severn at Severn Ham, including Abbey Mill, Upper and Lower Lode and Shakespeare Court.

Flood alerts have also been issued for the Severn estuary in the southern half of Gloucestershire, and the River Wye near Coleford.

No warnings have been issued for today, but the forecast is for light rain with sunnier spells.

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