A FLOOD alert has been issued for the river Avon in Worcestershire.

Worcestershire has been feeling the effects of Storm Debi with river levels forecast to rise at the Evesham river gauge because of recent heavy rainfall.

Flood alert area covers the river Avon from Salford Priors to Tewkesbury.

The government warn flooding is possible in the area with flooding of roads and farmland expected to begin between 8pm and 11pm Monday (November 13).

The government website said: "We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads adjacent the River Avon from Abbotts Salford to Tewkesbury.

"Other locations that may be affected include Offenham, Evesham, Twyning and the Eckington Road.

"We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

The predicted peaks at Evesham are 2m to 2.5m overnight tonight (Monday) into tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

Bredon is expected to peak at 1.7m to 2.1m on Tuesday (November 14).

A new update is expected on Tuesday by 9am.