STORM Georgina has brought with it heavy rain and winds, with flood alerts issued as river levels increased.

There was heavy rain this morning, which led to a flood warning - that immediate action is required - being issued for the River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury.

The Environment Agency said the level that was recorded there this morning was 3.38 metres, with this expected to rise and reach a peak of around 4.20 metres on Thursday evening.

A lesser flood alert - that flooding is possible so be prepared - was also issued for the River Avon and River Severn in Worcestershire.

Dave Throup, Environment Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: "We’re gauging high flows on the River Severn - a colossal 400 cubic metres (tonnes) of water per second going through Deerhurst.

"Measurements help us to calibrate our permanent river gauges, and improve our flood warnings."

The rain has led to localised flooding in some places, with motorists advised not to take the risk and travel through deep flood waters.

Storm Georgina has been causing problems nationally, with the Met Office also issuing yellow warnings for high winds as gusts of 70pm to 80mph have been recorded in some places.

The forecast for Worcestershire tomorrow is sunny spells and some showers with it staying windy, with speeds possibly up to 20mph in some places.

Temperatures are set to drop to 5C.

The Met Office's long term forecast is for it to be dry and bright on Friday, but the rain is expected to return at the weekend.