BANDS of heavy rain could cause flooding in Worcestershire, the Environment Agency jhas warned.

Slow-moving downpours are set to hit parts of central, southern and south west England and south east Wales over the coming days, with more than two inches of rain forecast to fall in some areas.

With the heavy rain falling on already saturated ground, there is a risk of rivers and groundwater flooding in the county.

And strong winds which are also forecast for the next few days could increase the risk of further surface water flooding as wind-blown leaves and debris could block drains, the government agency warned.

People are urged to keep up to date with the latest warnings online or sign up to its free flood warnings service.

The Met Office said it had weather warnings out for south west England and south east Wales, as well as western Scotland, over the next few days.