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Gloucestershire weather: Flood alerts as heavy rain forecast today

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

Picture at Plock Court in Gloucester earlier this month during heavy rain

Picture at Plock Court in Gloucester earlier this month during heavy rain

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Flood alerts remain in place in Gloucestershire today as more bad weather is forecast.

Six to seven hours of heavy rain is expected as low pressure comes down from the north.

Parts of the Forest of Dean are expected to be hit and there are yellow weather warnings issued by the Met Office for the whole county.

Forecasters expect 20-30 mm of rain to fall widely, with up to 40 mm on some high ground. It will be accompanied by strong to gale force winds and temperatures that feel as cold as 0C.

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It comes as the Environment Agency still has flood alerts out for the River Severn and the River Leadon.

Last night part Elmore Lane West between Quedgeley and Elmore was shut due to flooding.

The Environment Agency's warnings include Hempsted - where a peak of between 3.8 and 4.1 is expected to occur at the high tide at around 9.30 am.

Low lying property at Gloucester could also be affected by tides at the same time.

At Sandhurst a peak level of between 3.7 and 4.2 metres is expected to occur on Sunday. The high tide this morning is expected to be between 3.7 and 4.0 metres.

USEFUL WEATHER AND FLOODING LINKS

Environment Agency flood warnings in place in Gloucestershire

Latest Gloucestershire weather forecast

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Met Office

Gloucestershire County Council flooding advice

Interactive flooding map

Severn Bore times

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