EMERGENCY services in Oxfordshire have warned people about fallen trees as weather warnings for strong winds and haevy rain remain in place.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were experiencing 'high volumes of calls' regarding falling trees due to the windy weather, with gusts of 'over 50mph' possible today.

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They added: "All fallen trees within Oxfordshire and surrounding counties are dealt with by the relevant County Council.

"If you need to report a fallen tree blocking a path, road etc please contact the Highways Out of Hours team on 0845 605 0473.

"Only contact the emergency services using 999 if there is a risk to life."

Thames Valley Police Bicester, meanwhile, thanked farmers who helped clear the B4027, near Oxford, after 'a small wood' fell on the road.

 

 

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for today due to the forecasted strong winds.

They said: "Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption, with gusts over 40 mph quite widely inland.

Herald Series: Yellow weather warning for wind covering Oxfordshire. Picture via Met OfficeYellow weather warning for wind covering Oxfordshire. Picture via Met Office

"Gusts over 50 mph are possible across parts of central and south-eastern England, particularly in association with showers."

The weather service has also issued a separate yellow warning predicting a band of heavy rain 'followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms' could cause disruption.