he town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire was one of the worst affected areas after the River Great Ouse burst its banks following relentless rain.
On Saturday night, there were flood warnings in place – where flooding is expected – with many of those being in Devon, Cornwall, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Essex and Kent.
Those counties that have endured days of persistent heavy rain saturating the ground.
There were a further flood alerts – where flooding is possible – across the country.
A Meteorological Office spokesman warned that there was more rain to come.
“It’s going to be very wet in southern parts as we go throughout the rest of Saturday and into Sunday,” he said.
“Rainfall totals are only looking like – 62 mm, so not exceptional for the time of year, but because it’s been so wet this month and through the rest of autumn, there could be some flooding in these areas. ”