Oxford has been issued with a flood alert as river levels rise throughout the city.

The warning has been issued by the Environment Agency and is in place for Thursday, March 28, with flooding expected.

It concerns the River Thames and its tributaries in the Oxford area where flooding is possible for the areas between Wolvercote down to and including Radley and Jericho.

This is because river levels have risen as a result of recent rainfall so flooding of low-lying land and roads is expected this morning, especially in the Wolvercote area.

The Environment Agency has warned people to be prepared ahead of the expected floods but has mentioned that property flooding is not currently expected.

A spokesperson said: “Further rainfall is forecast throughout today, which has the potential to be heavy at times.

“Further showers are forecast overnight and tomorrow.

“We expect river levels to continue to rise today and will remain high over the coming days as water moves downstream.

“We are monitoring the situation. Avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses.”

Oxford has already been hit by heavy flooding throughout this year which has caused damage to homes, businesses and more.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited the city on Sunday, January 7, to speak to residents following severe flooding.

Chatting to residents on their doorsteps and visiting Environment Agency workers at their depot on Osney Island, the PM was made aware of the flooding issues Oxford faces.