Severe weather has disrupted Christmas travel plans as authorities issued more than 90 flood warnings in the last 48 hours.
The Environment Agency had put in place 91 flood warnings – meaning flooding was expected and immediate action had to be taken – for the Midlands, south, south-west and south-east of England.
The agency also issued 237 flood alerts – meaning flooding was possible and people needed be prepared – for the same areas and into also further north.
The south of Britain was hammered by rain throughout Saturday, while emergency services were called to Chertsey, Surrey as we reported yesterday after a tornado brought down trees and turned over cars onto their sides and roofs.
The Met Office has put in place a yellow warning, with heavy rain expected to move across southern parts of England.
Flooding of homes and businesses is likely, bus and train services would probably be affected as would road journeys, the office said.