Downpours set to continue in Oxfordshire

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ANOTHER 20mm of rain is expected in Oxfordshire in the next 18 hours, the MET Office has warned.

Between 10mm and 15mms of rain has already fallen in the county in the last 12 hours. Another 10mm or 15mm is expected today and 5mm Sunday morning.

Steven Keates, MET Office forecaster, said: “We could be looking at another 20mms on top of what we have had in the next 18 hours - the best part of an inch of rain in places.

“There is quite a bit more rain to come over the next 24 to 48 hours.”

He said a drier interlude was expected on Sunday before further rain later in the day and during the first half of Monday.

There are 19 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - in place on waterways in Oxfordshire.

No flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency.

 

The following waterways are on flood alert:

River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip River Leach from Northleach to Mill Lane near Lechlade

River Thames and its small tributaries from Calcutt to Lechlade Clanfield Brook for Clanfield Village and the Shill Brook for Bampton.

Ginge Brook Langford and Wendlebury Brooks from Stratton Audley down to near Merton River

Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford River Cole and Dorcan Brook

River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney

River Thames and tributaries in the Oxford Area

River Thames for the Abingdon Area Lower

River Loddon at the River Thames confluence at Twyford River Thames for Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave

River Thame and Chalgrove Brook

River Thames for Henley, Remenham, Medmenham and its tributaries

River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington and also the River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock

River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge

River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their tributaries

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