Floods latest (déjà vu, anyone?)

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  • Despite the festivities, Mother Nature is doing her worst in Worcestershire once again as flood waters rise and property is threatened. Follow us here as we keep you up-to-date with the latest weather-related news.
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That's it for another day on floodwatch with the Worcester News.

Back tomorrow with more updates.

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WATERWORLD: The hams, flooded after the rivers Teme and Severn burst their banks. Picture by Nick Toogood

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ARTY INTERLUDE: Reflections of the flats at St John's, Worcester. Picture by Nick Toodgood

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A storm brewing in the Atlantic could bring up to 2in (50mm) of rain and 80mph (129kph) winds in some areas this weekend as bands of persistent rain move into and across England and Scotland, according to MeteoGroup.

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The Met Office today confirmed that parts of the UK have had their wettest year on record.

A further 46 mm of rain is needed from 27 to 31 December for this to be the wettest year on record for the UK overall – the UK has had 1291.2 mm of rain from 1 January to 26 December.

The wettest year on record for the UK is 2000 with 1337.3 mm.

Click here for more info.

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SAD: The Rose and Crown, Severn Stoke, near Worcester, is under water again. The picturesque pub, just off the A38, was closed for weeks for a major refurbishment after being badly damaged in the 2007 floods. Picture by reader Philip Harwood

Malvern Gazette: Rose and Crown, Severn Stoke

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The Met Office forecast for the next few days. Bookmark this address for weather in Worcester.

Malvern Gazette: Forecast

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FUN FOR SOME: Messing about in a boat at Severn Stoke, near Worcester. Picture by reader Phil Harwood. Send your pictures to photo@worcesternews.co.uk or tweet @worcesternews.

Malvern Gazette: Floods, Upton

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HARD-HIT: Three of the areas suffering from flooding today: Diglis, Worcester; Severn Stoke and Upton-upon-Severn

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CUT OFF: You'll need a boat to take your recycling out at Severn Stoke, near Worcester. Picture by reader Phil Harwood

Malvern Gazette: Recycling bins, Severn Stoke flood

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RUBBISH WEATHER: Flooding at Diglis, Worcester. Picture by Nick Toogood

Malvern Gazette: Flooding at Diglis

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TROUBLED WATERS: High water at Diglis Bridge, Worcester. Picture by Nick Toogood

Malvern Gazette: Diglis Bridge, Worcester

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Road closures update

  • U45034 East Side, North Littleton -  NEW UPDATE - NOW OPEN
    B4088 Eckington Bridge - closed 21/12/12
  • U45028 Farm Lane, South Littleton -  NEW UPDATE - NOW OPEN
  • B4211 Hanley Road, Upton - closed 21/12/12 13.30
  • U23422 Houndsfield Lane, Wythall - closed until the New Year
  • A443 Hylton Road, Worcester - closed 22/12/12 19.00
  • C2022 Jubilee Bridge, Fladbury - closed 21/12/12
  • C2153 Old Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove- closed 20/12/12
  • C2141 Owlhill Lane, Doverdale, Ombersley - closed 21/12/12 13.00
  • U20553 Woodbury Lane, Norton -  closed 20/12/12
  • C2099 New Street, Upton - road closed 20/12/12 (flood gates have been closed)
  • B4035 Waterside, Evesham - NEW UPDATE - NOW OPEN
  • A44 Woodnorton, Evesham - 24/12/12 CONVOY/LIGHTS IN OPERATION
  • Worcester City Riverside (Cleeve Walk) - closed until after Christmas period, due to silt levels.

Information from Worcestershire County Council

1:28pm

Click here for our round-up of today's local railway disruption.

1:25pm

We've just uploaded a set of pictures from around the county, showing the extent of the flooding.

You can find it here.

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@LondonMidland #Kidderminster Update 2 - Services are no longer affected by the earlier signal fault - apologies for the disruption.

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FINAL STRAIGHT: Canoeists make the most of flooding on Pitchcroft, Worcester. Picture by Jonathan Barry

Malvern Gazette: Flooding on Pitchcroft

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WET CHRISTMAS: Floodwaters rise at Diglis, Worcester. Picture by Dave Throup, Environment Agency

Malvern Gazette: Diglis flooding

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Rail travel latest

Late-running engineering work and other problems meant a miserable return to work for rail travellers today.

Passengers were already having to contend with planned engineering work plus the continuing effects of the floods.

Post-Christmas depression was hardly lifted by the news that over-running engineering work meant there were no trains running between Paddington station in London and Heathrow Airport, or between Paddington and Reading in Berkshire.

A very limited bus service was being laid on between the affected stations with First Great Western (FGW) advising passengers not to travel unless their journey was essential.

London Midland services in the Birmingham area were also delayed today, with the company saying there were limited platforms available at Birmingham New Street after engineering work.

There were also delays to services to trains between Hereford and Worcester due to late-running engineering work.

Click here for more train cancellation information

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Met Office outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Rain clearing to bright, blustery conditions with sunny spells and showers this weekend, with some showers heavy and thundery. Remaining unsettled, with longer spells of rain on Monday.

11:47am

FINGERS CROSSED: What the Met Office is forecasting for noon tomorrow. Looks like light showers for our area.

Malvern Gazette: Weather map

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RELIEF: The Met Office's weather map for noon today. Dark blue is light rain, the yellow bits are heavier and the red bits are downpours!

Malvern Gazette: Met weather map

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ON ALERT: Yep, we're under that lot somewhere. Today's live flood warning map from the Environment Agency

Malvern Gazette: Floodmap

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@LondonMidland #Kidderminster - Following a signal fault, services booked to terminate/start at Kidderminster will terminate/start at #Stourbridge - sorry.

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@LondonMidland #Birmingham New St - There are some delays in & around #NewSt station as limited platforms are available following engineering work, sorry.

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Your essential guide to the flooding situation today

Flood warnings 

Travel for Worcester

Train cancellations

Road closures

Worcestershire bus timetables

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