A flood warning has been issued for several homes in Salisbury, with residents being urged to act immediately. 

Heavy rain is set to fall on Thursday, January 4, for at least ten hours in Salisbury, according to the latest forecast from the Met Office. 

This comes days after heavy rain hit Salisbury and caused some flooding across the city. 

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A yellow weather warning for rain is in place from midday until 3am on Friday, January 5.

The Met Office has warned that flooded roads may cut off some communities. Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

Spray and flooding may cause difficult driving conditions and some road closures. Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are also possible

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A flood warning is in place for Middle Avon properties on The Close next to the river

The Environment Agency says that river levels have peaked on the Middle, Lower Hampshire Avon and Upper Hampshire Avon.

The warning reads: "We are due further, potentially heavy rainfall this afternoon. Areas most at risk include St Nicholas Road, the Close in Salisbury.

"River levels are steady at the Wilton, Amesbury, Salisbury Harnham Bridge gauge.

"We will continue to monitor levels closely.

"Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water." 

How to plan ahead for flooding

The Environment Agency advises the following once a flood warning has been issued:

  • Turn off gas, water and electricity
  • Move things upstairs or to safety
  • Move family, pets and car to safety