FLOOD alerts remain in place for Evesham and the surrounding area with rain on the way.

The Flood Warning Information Service (FWIS) says river levels have continued to drop at gauges in Evesham and Bredon since Friday but spells of heavy rain are expected today.

That will clear to the east through the day, leading to a clear night but some patchy rain, including heavy showers are anticipated through Wednesday night into Thursday.

The longer-term outlook suggests Thursday morning will be showery before further rain arrives during the night. Friday is expected to be drier though patchy rain and showers continue for some.

Saturday is expected to be dry and bright but cold.

The issuing of flood alerts come with a message to the public to "be prepared". 

The latest statement from FWIS reads: “Flooding of roads and farmland continues. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent the River Avon from Abbotts Salford to Tewkesbury.

“Other locations that may be affected include Offenham, Evesham, Twyning and the Eckington Road. Mill Bank Road from Jubilee Bridge to Fladbury is impacted.

“Evesham peaked early Friday morning at 2.67m, Bredon peaked on Friday night at 2.96m.

“Rain is expected in the next few days which may keep river levels high and we will monitor for any further impacts.

“We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences.

“Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.”