A weather warning has been issued to residents in Gloucestershire with heavy rain and wind battering the county today.
The Met Office has issued an amber warning, urging people to take extra care, with heavy downpours due to spread eastwards across the county throughout this morning.
The River Severn in Gloucestershire remains on flood alert, with other flood warnings in place across the South West.
Gloucester's weather recording station at Elmbridge on Saturday recorded a gust of wind of 29.9 mph from a WSW direction at 3.18pm. Amateur weatherman Chris Witts said: "This is exceptionally high for Elmbridge, being a fairly sheltered part of Gloucester. It was accompanied by heavy rain of a reading of 4.3mm in just three minutes."
Great satellite pic of low pressure spiral driving today's rain. Much colder, showery weather following. pic.twitter.com/uPZzSYvp6b
— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) January 26, 2014
Residents have also been warned about the potential for surface water flooding.
Very wet today. Possibly sleety on the back edge of the rain.
— Glos Weather (@glosweather) January 26, 2014
and after yesterdays freak electrical storm, Met Office's weather map shows a white patch over Gloucester tonight! pic.twitter.com/qCkljDl1ld
— Mike Allen (@mikeallen_uk) January 26, 2014
It comes after winds battered the county on Saturday afternoon amidst spectacular thunder and lightening, uprooting several trees, including in Ullenwood Manor Road, near to the entrance of the Star College and outside the Cotswold Hills Golf Club.
At Cotswold Hills Golf Club, in Ullenwood, members were trapped inside the clubhouse after two trees fell on the access road outside, blocking their exit both ways.
One member said: "The road was blocked both ways for a while - to the left totally impassable but to the right the tree's fall was broken by a smaller tree on the golf club side."
Club officials donned high-vis jackets and cut branches away to enable people to make their escape.
The member added: "Some members were disappointed that an escape route had been made as they had told their wives they were trapped up at the golf club."
There were four trees down in the space of about 300 yards.
Several trees are also thought to have been uprooted in the Painswick area.
Thunder & lightning here @cheltenham races to welcome Big Bucks back to action
— Daithi Harvey (@DaithiHarvey) January 25, 2014
VIDEO: Torrential rain hits Gloucester
Overnight temperatures will drop to as low as 3C but it will feel much colder - more like -3C. It will be a largely cloudy but dry night.
Tomorrow will see top temperatures of 7C. The day will be cloudy and some light showers will move in throughout the evening. Overnight temperatures will be 5C but will feel much colder.
More light rain is expected on Tuesday afternoon.
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