AFTER weeks of high temperatures and sunny climates the county is now bracing itself for hurricane style weather.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the region on Sunday as the remains of hurricane Bertha are expected to hit the south west of the UK bringing with it a great deal of heavy rain.
There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast but here is the potential for rainfall totals of more than 50 mm in places and coastal gusts of over 60 mph, along with large waves.
Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.
This is a particularly volatile situation, and this alert is likely to be updated as the event approaches.
The good weather is expected to remain until Saturday night with highs of 20 degrees Centigrade throughout the day.
Here are five things to do in Stroud this weekend to make the most of the sunshine.
1.Cranham Feast – head to Cranham Cricket Club from 1pm on Saturday for this annual event which includes a deer roast as well as an array of stalls and games.
2.Garden Party on the Manse Lawn at Rodborough Tabernacle United Reformed Church from 2.30pm to 5pm – includes cream teas, stalls, games and a raffle.
3.Enjoy all the fun of a vintage style circus as Giffords Circus returns to Minchinhampton Common on Saturday. Shows at 11am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
4.Stroud Farmers’ Market takes place between 9am and 2pm at Cornhill
5.Avoid the rain on Sunday at the Stonehouse Horticultural Show which takes place at Stonehouse Community Centre from 1pm