HEAVY rain is forecast across the South East including Oxfordshire over the next ten days.

The Environment Agency is warning people to prepare for the risk of flooding. 

Rivers across the South East, including the River Thames, are rising and with more rainfall expected over the next four days there is a further chance of flooding. 

Dave Bedlington, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: "The forecast suggests that a lot of rain could fall across the South East over the next few days, and with river and groundwater levels already high and responsive this could lead to further property flooding in the coming days.

"Environment Agency teams are working round the clock to prepare for the rainfall by operating pumping stations, issuing Flood Warnings, and checking that flood banks, walls, and barriers are working effectively."