A FLOOD alert for the river Lugg in Herefordshire is still in force with more rain forecast by the Met Office.

First issued on Boxing Day, the flood alert has been updated regularly by the Environment Agency.

It said that the river levels were still high for the river Lugg south of Leominster towards Hereford after heavy rain over recent weeks.

Some roads and farmland have been flooded between Stoke prior and Mordiford, with this expected to continue for "the next couple of days", it said.

Other locations that the Environment Agency said could be affected included Bodenham, Lugwardine and Hampton Bishop.

"Further light showers are forecast over the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high for the next couple of days," the alert said.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

The Met Office's forecast for Leominster shows relatively dry weather until Thursday when there will be heavy rain in the afternoon.

Friday would start partly cloudy, turning to sunny intervals, before more rain on Saturday.