A FLOOD alert is still in force for the River Thames in the Oxford area this morning but the Environment Agency have revealed river levels are now 'slowly falling'.

The government body has been monitoring the impact of heavy rain on waterways in the county since earlier this week.

Despite the falling levels they still cautioned residents that 'flood waters may be deep and fast flowing'.

Heavy showers are forecast today but weather warnings in place across much of the country for wind and rain and not currently extended to Oxfordshire.

Small amounts of flooding are anticipated on some roads and low lying land, especially near Kings and Godstow Locks.

No property flooding is currently expected.

Latest river levels from the Oxford Flood Network - an interactive map based on flood sensors around the city - showed a number of areas in the previously 'red' back down to 'orange' this morning.

Godstow Lock had a water level of 2.5m as of 9.50am - compared to 2.62m on Friday.


Environment Agency staff have been out in Oxfordshire checking for and clearing blockages and will continue their work today.

Flood alerts also remain in place on a number of Oxfordshire's rivers and waterways. 

As well as the Thames, the River Cherwell and the River Ray are all on alert.