UPDATE: A new flood warning has been issued for the River Sheppey - see below for details.

SOMERSET has been hit with even more flood warnings and alerts by the Environment Agency this morning (Wednesday, February 21).

Levels are expected to rise on the River Tone through Taunton today, and 'flooding is forecast' by the Environment Agency from 6am onwards.

Among the areas encompassed by the River Tone Catchments flood alert is Taunton town centre.

Somerset County Gazette: Taunton is currently under a flood alert.Taunton is currently under a flood alert. (Image: Environment Agency)

The Met Office recently issued a yellow weather warning for the county, which will be in effect until 12pm today, and started at midnight.

12 hours of heavy rain combined with already high river levels from seemingly constant downpour over the past two weeks means several rivers and streams look set to burst their banks.

As Somerset continues to be soaked and saturated, here are all of the flood warnings and alerts in effect currently.

Flood warnings in Somerset - Flooding expected

Washford River, Watchet: 'act now'

The Washford River level is forecast to peak around 10:30am on Wednesday morning, and flooding is 'expected' along the river.

Those living in the affected area (which includes Watchet) are advised to act on their flood plans and begin activating any property flood protection products.

Flood warning area: Riverside properties from Kingsbridge to Lower Roadwater including riverside properties in Kingsbridge, New mill, Langridge Mills and riverside properties in upper Roadwater and lower Roadwater.

River Sheppey: 'River levels rising rapidly'

Areas most at risk reportedly include the area around Charlton Viaduct, the Cider Factory and Draycott Road in Shepton Mallet, and the area around Jack’s Bridge in Croscombe. Flooding is possible from 11:15 AM onwards.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: "Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one.

"Consider activating any property flood protection products, if you have not already done so. Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings."

Flood alerts in Somerset - Flooding possible

The Environment Agency says flooding is 'possible' in the following areas.

Those affected are advised to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and urged not to attempt to walk, cycle or drive through flood water.

  • East Somerset Rivers: Rivers Brue, Sheppey, Glastonbury Millstream and North and South Drains.
  • Exmoor Rivers: the Upper River Exe from Exford to Exebridge, the Rivers Barle, Lyn, Mole and Bray and their tributaries, and coastal streams from Combe Martin to Lynton.
  • Somerset Frome area: River Frome and Mells, and the Whatley and Nunney Brooks and tributaries.

  • Lower Tone and Parrett Moors: Lower Rivers Tone and Parrett including West Moor, Hay Moor, Curry Moor, Stan Moor, Salt Moor and North Moor.
  • River Tone catchment: River Tone from Clatworthy Reservoir to Currymoor, the Hillfarrance Brook, the Halsewater Stream and other tributaries in the River Tone catchment.
  • River Yeo and River Parrett Moors around Muchelney and Thorney: River Yeo and River Parrett Moors including access from Langport, Law Lane from Drayton, Law Lane from Thorney, Wetmoor Lane from Long Load and properties in Muchelney, Muchelney Ham and Thorney.
  • South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches: River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil, River Wriggle, Barwick Stream, West Coker Stream and the River Cam.
  • South Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches: Rivers Parrett and Isle and tributaries.
  • Upper Frome and tributaries: Tributaries between Toller Whelme and Dorchester.
  • West Somerset Streams: Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries.