Welcome to the live traffic and weather blog for Friday, February 14 2020.
Storm Dennis is due to bring disruption to Gloucestershire this weekend as weather conditions cause issues for drivers and those using public transport.
And we’ll keep a close eye on the M5 , the M4 and M50 and major roads in and around our region.
Highways England have advised drivers to take care and be prepared as Storm Dennis brings very strong winds and heavy rain across large parts of the England this weekend.
Gusts of 40-50mph will be widespread across Highways England’s road network with some areas experiencing up to 60-70mph around coasts and routes in the south and west. Heavy and prolonged rainfall could occur, especially across parts of the south, south-west, north and north-west.
The yellow Met Office warning for rain runs from noon on Saturday to 9pm on Sunday, with a risk of very heavy rain, flooding and travel disruption.
The wind warning runs from 10am on Saturday to 11.59pm on Sunday with a risk over very strong winds affecting traffic.
Amber alerts are also in place for pockets in Wales, not far from the border with Gloucestershire, as well as elsewhere in the South West and the North.
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Five Flood Warnings – which mean flooding is expected, immediate action required – are in place for the River Severn from Gloucester to Tewkesbury at Apperley and The Leigh; Sandhurst and Maisemore; Severn Ham, Tewkesbury; Abbots Court, Deerhurst; Chaceley and Haw Bridge.
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The bad weather will start today in the county, with cloud moving in from the west with wind speeds building ahead of a band of rain.
We should have a wet afternoon, the Met Office says, with most of the wet weather clearing by the end of the day.
Saturday will see very wet and windy weather with a risk of hail and thunder.