A flood warning has been put in place by the River Severn at Sandhurst and Maisemore.

There are also alerts for possible floods at the Severn Estuary from Gloucester to Sharpness.

The floods have increased the risk for fans who want to go to the Severn bore due to the treacherous conditions near the river, and are advised to check their route before they travel.

Rising water levels breaking the banks of the Severn have caused obstructions to nearby lanes and fields.

More flooding is expected tonight with 3.5-3.7 metres expected to occur at around 10pm and the period of high tides is expected for the next three days.

The Severn bore is a large surge wave that can be seen in the estuary of the River Severn, which happens around 60 times a year.

One of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world, the extraordinary sight draws crowds of spectators as well as surfers and canoeists who visit the Severn to witness the river running backwards led by the wave.

This Friday, March 22, a rare 'five star' wave is forecast to run along the river - meaning that the bore wave will reach an estimated height of over nine metres.