The road into Welford from Evesham Road is closed

At 2pm on Thursday afternoon, the Environment Agency said: “The river level is high on the River Avon and is expected to remain high over the next 24 hours. Further rainfall is forecast for this afternoon and evening and river levels are expected to rise in response to this.”

At that time, the level at the Stratford gauge was 1.596 metres. The agency have issued flood warnings today for Stratford, Welford, Weston-on-Avon, Tiddington, Barford, Alveston, Hampton Lucy, and Warwick.

Motorists were forced to turn around in Welford.

High winds brought a tree crashing down onto the road between Welford and Weston.

Stratford Racecourse was completely flooded this morning.

Welford Football Club – This weekend's sports schedule is likely to suffer as well, with many football and rugby pitches already unplayable.

Only some vehicles can cope with the weather in Hampton Lucy.

Flooded caravans in Welford