PEOPLE have been warned that flooding is possible on a stretch of the River Severn in Worcestershire.

A flood alert has been issued for River Severn in Worcestershire after river levels have risen at the Diglis river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

The alert was issued last night (Tuesday) with a warning that flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight.

Information on the government website,, said: "We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads adjacent the River from Highley to Tewkesbury.

"Locations affected are Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton upon Severn, South Quay, Diglis Parade and the Hylton Road towpath.

"Flooded drains may affect the racecourse and Worcester County cricket ground."

People living near the area have been told to install property-level protection if required.

Worcester, Diglis, Kempsey Yacht Club and Saxons Lode were expected to peak last night.

Bewdley will peak between 3m to 3.6m on Thursday (November 16).

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours with further peaks possible.

The information continued: "Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

An update is expected later this morning.