RIVER levels in Worcester have finally fallen after a flood alert was issued for the area earlier this week.

The River Severn's levels have dropped below the flood risk threshold, and its flood alert has now been removed. 

Heavy rainfall had caused the river levels in Worcester to rise, with it officially peaking in the city yesterday (Friday, November 17).

The government website, Gov.co.uk, has warned of further rainfall and is ready to re-issue an alert if necessary.

The site reads: "This Flood Alert has been removed.

"River levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this alert if necessary.

"Further rainfall is forecasted, however we will continue to monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking the condition of the defences."

The alert was removed at 7.58am this morning (Saturday).

According to the Met Office, it will be a wet and windy weekend, with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing northeastward towards the end of today. 

Skies will gradually become slightly less overcast, and despite the rain and clouds, there will be highs of 15C - the highest over the weekend.

Sunday will also have intermittent showers between 6am and 3pm, with highs of 14C.