Flood warnings are still in place across the rivers Severn and Avon in the West Midlands.Copyright: Environment Agency
Water levels have peaked and are slowly falling, said the Environment Agency, but with further heavy rainfall forecast this week, it said it was monitoring levels "very closely".
The flood warnings cover:
- River Severn at Clifton and Severn Stoke
- River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
- River Severn at East Waterside, Upton upon Severn
- River Severn at Hanley Castle, Rectory Road in Upton upon Severn and Saxons Lode
- River Severn at Hanley Road, Upton upon Severn
- River Severn at Pitchcroft, North Worcester
It will be a dull and overcast day but should remain dry with highs of 6°C (43°F).Copyright: BBC
Most of the coronavirus transmission in the West Midlands is happening between workplaces and households, health officials say.Copyright: Getty Images
"It is people going out to work, catching it at work and bringing it home," Clive Wright, the regional convenor for the Department of Health and Social Care in the West Midlands, told a regional press briefing, highlighting small and medium-sized businesses.
"There may also be instances where people are letting their guard down, but most of it is workplace to household and household back into the workplace," he said.
This could in part, he added, be why Sandwell and other areas of the Black Country were particularly affected at the moment, as the area had a high concentration of small businesses.
More than 60 suspected Covid outbreaks in offices were recorded in the first two weeks of the current lockdown in England, a BBC investigation has found. Current restrictions state people should only travel to work if they cannot reasonably do their job from home.
A weather warning for snow on Saturday has been updated, and now only affects parts of Shropshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
However new warnings have been issued that will affect the whole of the region from 21:00 on Monday through to Wednesday evening.
About 5 to 10cm of snow is expected on higher areas, said the Met Office.
Snow is expected to cause travel disruption on Saturday across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.
A yellow warning has been issued for the whole of the region from 03:00 until 18:00.
It is set to be a blustery day with spells of sunshine and the chance of a few scattered showers with highs of 10°C (50°F).Copyright: BBC
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Emergency work is taking place to repair a landslip on the railway line between Milton Keynes and Birmingham.Copyright: Network Rail
The damage near the Hillmorton junction, south of Rugby in Warwickshire, has been caused by recent heavy rainfall, says Network Rail.Copyright: Network Rail
Specialist earthwork engineers testing the site show the ground is still moving underneath several tracks on the West Coast Mainline.
All services are still running but are being diverted via Northampton, adding about 30 minutes to journey times.