North England and Wales are bracing for a deluge with forecasters warning the bad weather hitting the south could move northwards.

Following a weekend of weather chaos, there are now 300 flood warnings and 300 flood alerts in England and Wales.

County Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and the Conwy area of north Wales have been told to expect up to 3ins of rain by the end on the day.

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Flood water continues to block the main road through the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton

Forecasters have warned there may be worse to come and after residents in the South West suffered from the floods over the weekend, with further rainfall and 60mph winds expected overnight, with experts warning people the conditions pose a "serious threat to life".

On Sunday the Prime Minister promised the Government would "ensure everything is being done to help" after winds and torrential rain left one person dead and forced hundreds from their homes.

David Cameron's comments came as the Environment Agency revealed more than 800 homes have been flooded, with thousands of motorists across the country being rescued from water-logged roads.

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Double yellow lines and no waiting signs did not stop this fisherman taking advantage of the rising floodwater from the River Ouse in York

And rain causing floods is likely to remain until tomorrow night, forecasters predicted.

The storms have already caused devastation across large swathes of the country.

A 21-year-old woman was killed and two people were seriously injured in Western Way, Exeter, Devon when they was crushed by a tree as wild winds whipped southern England.

It follows the death of a man on Thursday, who died when his car became wedged under a bridge near a ford in Rectory Fields, Chew Stoke, Somerset.

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Floods have caused devastation across the country


A 50-year-old man also died after falling into a canal in Watford on Saturday.
Kevin Wilkinson was walking with friends along a towpath near Wiggenhall Road in Watford shortly after 4am when it is believed he fell in.

Cambridgeshire Police said yesterday that the death of a 70-year-old man whose car plunged into a river near Earith, on Saturday night, was not weather related.


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Shocking scenes of flooding in Cornwall and around the country. Govt will help ensure everything is being done to help.

Up to 15mm of rain is expected to fall across the spine of Britain today, less than the 30mm of rain in pockets of the West Country or the 40mm to 50mm possible in the North and north Wales, but meteorologists said it would offer little respite to weary homeowners keen to begin the clean-up.

Cameron yesterday wrote on Twitter: "Shocking scenes of flooding in Cornwall and around the country.

"Govt will help ensure everything is being done to help."

The Environment Agency has continued to issue warnings, although it downgraded its alerts so there are no severe flood warnings. At one point yesterday four were in place as water flooded through villages in Cornwall.

The agency now has now issued more than 550 alerts, including 280 flood warnings - the second strongest alert - confined largely to the Midlands as bands of rain which brought sorrow and destruction to the South West moved northwards.

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A vehicle manages to get across flooded Somerset Levels as heavy rain continues to fall on already drenched fields

Property owners across the country are braced for another deluge.

James Wilby, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "There is a fair bit of rain to come, and the rain risk in terms of potential flooding will be until the end of tomorrow.

"There will be rain in places until then, and it will become drier and more settled after that."

Mr Wilby said the risk of heavy rainfall today was greatest in northern England, north Wales and the South West.

He said: "There will be 40mm to 50mm across north England and north Wales in the next 24 hours, so there will be potential for flooding where the ground is already saturated."

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A vehicle in which a man died after being trapped in flood waters is wedged under a bridge following heavy rainfall in Chew Stoke, Somerset, southwest England

Yesterday Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire were also badly affected by the deluges.

Environment Minister Richard Benyon met people in Malmesbury where 3ft (90cm) of water was reported in some parts of the Wiltshire town.

He described the clear-up work as "heroic", adding: "While many houses have been flooded, some haven't because of the efforts of these people.

"The Government's job, first of all is to make sure people are as prepared as possible with a changing climate ... for these extremes of weather. Secondly, we've got to continue building flood defences."

Both the RAC and AA breakdown services reported surges in flood-related call-outs as roads and highways across the country were closed due to perilous standing water.

The AA answered about 12,000 breakdowns yesterday, including almost 700 cases of people stuck in flood water or mud, a spokesman said.

But that has not deterred many motorists from taking their chances, incurring the wrath of one emergency worker who hit out at risk-takers.

Nathan Hudson, general manager of West Midlands Ambulance Service, appealed for members of the public to stop endangering their and rescue workers' lives.

"People who attempt to pass through flooded roads are not only putting their own lives at risk, but also the lives of the emergency services staff who have to rescue them.

"A little bit of common sense from the public will ensure that no one's life is put in any unnecessary danger."

Emergency services urged motorists to take extra precautions when tackling roads today, following the anticipated heavy rainfall.

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Flood water can be seen in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor

Gloucestershire Police said they anticipate disruption on some of the county's roads during the early morning rush hour, with flooding possible on main routes in and out of Tewkesbury.

National Rail said the severe weather is disrupting services across the South West.

Trains were cancelled between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction because of a landslip at Honiton and flooding near Axminster in Devon.

Stephen Gilbert, the Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay, said the Government needs to act ensure insurance companies were able to provide home and business owners with affordable cover.

He said: "Yet again I call on the Government to reach an agreement with insurers that will keep flood insurance available and affordable.

"The last two days should be a wake-up call for a government that needs to grip this issue and do so quickly.

"We know that flash flooding is increasing because of climate change and there's now little we can do to stop it, but the Government must act to make sure people aren't left without insurance when the worst does happen."

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  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Residents of Old Malton moves their bikes through waters as they begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Workers wade through waters as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: People walk through waters surrounding buildings as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Workers walk through water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD-MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A man walk around the corner in flood waters as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A man walks in the water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Rescue works assist the area as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A woman holds her dog while moving through the water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Machinery drains water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A man walks in the water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Residents Deal With Flooding Aftermath

    OLD MALTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A man pedals a bike through water as residents of Old Malton begin to deal with the aftermath of the recent floods on November 28, 2012 in Old Malton, England. Fire crews continue to pump large amount of surface flood water away from overflowing drains that have been threatening many properties in the area. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Autumn Weather November 27th

    Washing hangs from a line in a back garden in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Weather November 27th

    North Easterly winds bring gales and huge waves to the North East coastline as the harbour at Seaham takes the brunt of the storm.

  • Autumn Weather November 27th

    Water flows over the High Force water fall in Middleton-in Teesdale as rivers across the country burst their banks.

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    Fire fighters make their way along a flooded main street in Old Malton, North Yorkshire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Fire fighters carrying cups of tea make their way along the flooded main street in Old Malton, North Yorkshire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Fire fighters make their way along the flooded main street in Old Malton, North Yorkshire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A fire fighter makes his way along the flooded main street in Old Malton, North Yorkshire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    North Easterly winds bring gales and huge waves to the North East coastline as the harbour at Seaham takes the brunt of the storm.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    North Easterly winds bring gales and huge waves to the North East coastline as the harbour at Seaham takes the brunt of the storm.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Prime Minister David Cameron talks with resident James Rice, in Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, as he explains how the floods quickly rose inside his house during the recent floods.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Prime Minister David Cameron listens as resident Musky Kendall, in Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, explains how the floods quickly rose inside her house during the recent floods.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Prime Minister David Cameron, walks through Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, which was hit by a flash flood last week following heavy rain.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Prime Minister David Cameron listens as resident Musky Kendall, in Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, explains how the floods quickly rose inside her house during the recent floods.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Prime Minister David Cameron listens as resident Musky Kendall, in Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, explains how the floods quickly rose inside her house during the recent floods.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Crew Commander from Tewkesbury fire station Dave Webb carries 19-month-old Beth with her mother Tina Bailey carrying her three and a half year old sister Hannah, after they were rescued from their house in Gloucester.

  • Autumn Weather November 27th

    A man looks out of a window as a crew from the RNLI and paramedics pass a submerged car in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn Weather November 27th

    A man climbs into a lifeboat in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Flood Warnings In Northern United Kingdom As Heavy Rain Storms Hit

    ST ASAPH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: An RNLI life boat crew work in the flooded streets of St Asaph in North Wales after torrential overnight rain on November 27, 2012 in St Asaph, United Kingdom. Residents in up to 500 homes in St Asaph have been advised to evacuate as flood waters continue to rise and the River Elwy breaks its banks. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire is surrounded by floodwater as the River Severn swells after days of heavy rain.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Workmen construct a raised walk way for residents in flats in the Skeldergate area of York city centre.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Sandbags and pumps work to keep the River Ouse from flooding York city centre.

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    Floodwater in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A property surrounded by floodwater next to the River Severn in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Dion Bekatoros works to keep out the rising water of the River Ouse outside his taxi office in York city centre.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Sandbags and pumps work to keep the River Ouse from flooding York city centre.

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    Floodwater in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A crew from the North Wales Fire and Rescue service help a resident to safety in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Residents walk along a flooded street in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Residents of St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales make their way through flood waters after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Crew Commander from Tewkesbury fire station Dave Webb carries 19-month-old Beth with her mother Tina Bailey carrying her three and a half year old sister Hannah, after they were rescued from their house in Gloucester.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A woman carries her dog as she makes her way through flood waters in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A crew from the North Wales Fire and Rescue service help a resident to safety in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A crew from the North Wales Fire and Rescue service help a resident to safety in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Residents of St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    People rescue chickens from flooding in Gloucester.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Tina Bailey with her daughters 19-month-old Beth and three and a half year old Hannah, as they were rescued from their house in Gloucester.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Crew Commander from Tewkesbury fire station Dave Webb (right) carries 19-month-old Beth with her mother Tina Bailey carrying her three and a half year old sister Hannah, after they were rescued from their house in Gloucester.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Resident walk through flood waters in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    A crew from the RNLI make their way through flood waters in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales after the town flooded overnight.

  • Autumn weather November 27th

    Crew Commander from Tewkesbury fire station Dave Webb carries 19-month-old Beth with her mother Tina Bailey carrying her three and a half year old sister Hannah, after they were rescued from their house in Gloucester.

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  • Autumn weather November 25th

    BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE.The tree that fell down in Exeter that killed a 21 year old woman and injured two others when it fell onto their tent.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Flooded roads make driving difficult in many parts of the north following gales and storms over the weekend and driving home at Appleton Roebuck, near York, meant negotiating the rising floodwaters.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Double yellow lines and no waiting signs did not stop this fisherman taking advantage of the rising floodwater from the River Ouse in York, to set up his spot on a city centre road, as floodwaters rose across the north following gales and storms.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Double yellow lines and no waiting signs did not stop this fisherman taking advantage of the rising floodwater from the River Ouse in York, to set up his spot on a city centre road, as floodwaters rose across the north following gales and storms.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Delivering the groceries in Appleton Roebuck, near York, means negotiating the rising floodwaters, as flooded roads make driving difficult in many parts of the north, following gales and storms over the weekend.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Double yellow lines and no waiting signs did not stop this fisherman taking advantage of the rising floodwater from the River Ouse in York, to set up his spot on a city centre road, as floodwaters rose across the north following gales and storms.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Homes flooded on Cheats Road in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A local man replaces bollards to close the roads accessing the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A man assesses the flooding on Cheats Road in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A property close to the banks of the River Tone uses sandbags for flood defence building and a makeshift pump to keep water from flooding Church Lane and properties on the low lying lane in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    An elderly woman comes to the end of the footpath on Cheats Road in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A general view of the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    An elderly man keeps an eye on sandbags and the water level on Cheats Road in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    Villagers carry sandbags for flood defence building through standing floodwater for the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A boy inspects a 4x4 vehicle as it manages to keep above the water in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A girl checks through the window of a cottage on Cheats Road in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A 4x4 vehicle manages to keep above the water in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A man checks the water level outside the front of his cottage on Cheats Road in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A car is partially submerged in standing water in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Autumn weather November 25th

    A property close to the banks of the River Tone uses a makeshift pump to keep water from flooding in, as it rises above their ground level in the Somerset village of Ruishton, near Taunton, which has been flooded after the River Tone burst it's banks.

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water can be seen in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: An old caravan stands near flood water in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: People walk from Glastonbury Tor as flood water in the fields below is seen, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water can be seen in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: A woman wades through flood water in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: People walk from Glastonbury Tor as flood water in the fields below is seen, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: A young girl splashes through flood water in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Anne Bartlett and her dog Henry look out from their flooded property in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water can be seen in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water can be seen in fields behind the town of Glastonbury viewed from Glastonbury Tor, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: A young girl is carried through flood water in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: A man stands besides his flooded property in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water continues to block the main road through the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: A woman wades through flood water in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Hay bales stand in flood water in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Sandbags protect a period property from flood water in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: People stop to take a photograph of flood water blocking the A361 on the Somerset Levels at Burrow Bridge, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Sandbags protect a period property from flood water in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water can be seen in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    GLASTONBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water can be seen in fields surrounding the Glastonbury Tor on the Somerset Levels, on November 25, 2012 near Glastonbury, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Flash Floods Cause Chaos In The South West

    TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Flood water surrounds a sign in the centre of the village of Ruishton, near Taunton, on November 25, 2012 in Somerset, England. Another band of heavy rain and wind continued to bring disruption to many parts of the country today particularly in the south west which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Autumn weather November 23rd

    Paul and Denise Milsom from Cheltenham look at the flooded road between Cropthorne and Fladbury in Worcestershire.

  • Autumn weather November 23rd

    EDITORS NOTE NUMBER PLATE PIXELATED BY PA PICTURE DESK AT THE REQUEST OF THE POLICE: A 4x4 car is removed from the scene where a man died after becoming trapped in his car after traversing a ford in the Somerset village of Chew Stoke.

  • Autumn weather November 23rd

    Pedestrians make their way through floods on Waterfront, Evesham in Worcestershire.