Constant updates are now unnecessary. This is a national story.
The Thames in summer, winter, hot sun, rain or snow is exciting and worth a walk. But this is a rare period (it may be more than a week) when walking is not sensible even if possible.
There is a severe flood warning on the River Thames from Eynsham Lock to Dayâ€™s Lock near Dorchester-on-Thames. The towpath is covered around Oxford and Abingdon.
However there is serious flooding upstream at Kelmscot. Water is rising at Newbridge whilst inland to the north Standlake residents are fighting the rising River Windrush which flows into the Thames at Newbridge.
There is now a fear of craft being ripped from moorings.
There are flood warnings as far east as Hampton Court and these may be upgraded.