RIVER levels continue to rise in Worcester with the Severn due to peak this morning as water begins to cover paths.

Heavy rainfall has caused the river levels in Worcester to continue to raise with it due to peak in the city at up to 3.9m on Friday (November 17).

At Diglis water gauge, levels are expected to peak this morning between 2.8m and 3.2m.

River levels are rising at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

The government website, Gov.co.uk, warns that flooding of roads and farmland is possible today.

It said: "We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent the river from Highley to Tewkesbury.

"Locations affected are Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke and Upton upon Severn.

"Install property level protection if required"

Kempsey Yacht Club is expected to peak between 4.9m to 5.4m this evening and Saxons Lode could reach between 3.7m to 4.2m during the same period.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days which could cause levels to continue to rise.

The statement continued: "We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water."

Another update is expected on Saturday morning (November 18).

Weather in Worcester - latest forecast

The Met Office said Worcester's weather will begin bright and dry this morning (Friday) but the weather will take a turn becoming cloudy with rain arriving later in the night.

Rain turns heavy at times as it moves northeastwards, accompanied by stronger winds.

Saturday will begin wet and windy with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing northeastwards through the morning.

The Met Office predicts better news for later on with some brighter spells developing into the afternoon.

Maximum temperature is 13C.