WITH the Environment Agency predicting more rainfall in south Warwickshire this afternoon and tonight, the already high river levels are expected to continue to rise.
Despite no rainfall this morning, the River Avon has flooded the recreation ground in Stratford-upon-Avon, and closed off roads in Welford-on-Avon, and the rising floodplains continue to disrupt driving conditions throughout the district. Strong winds have also brought down trees, closing roads.
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
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