YET another severe weather warning is in place for the Cotswolds as heavy rain looks set to lash the area.
Heavy downpours are expected to hit the South West over the next 24 hours, in the latest of a barrage of bad weather that has rocked the country in the past few months.
Bands of prolonged showers will affect Gloucestershire, with warnings that 5-10mm of rain could fall in an hour. Forecasters are expecting 10-20mm of rain to fall across the region, while some parts could get up to 40mm.
Flooding is a possibility as heavily saturated ground rejects any further water. and strong gusts of up to 50mph are expected in certain areas.
However, rain is expected to affect other parts of the South West more than the Cotswolds.
The severe warning is valid until midday on Tuesday.
Met Office chief forecaster said: “An area of low pressure over Ireland will drift very slowly eastwards into England and Wales bringing with it deeply unstable air and bands of heavy showers. However, some drier spells are likely between the clusters of showers.
“Given the recent very wet weather the ground is saturated hence there is a greater risk of surface water flooding than would normally be expected.”
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