Homes have been evacuated, motorists stranded and trains cancelled as flooding hit components of England.
The Atmosphere Company has issued 25 flood warnings and 64 alerts throughout the nation.
The bulk are throughout the Midlands and North West, though warnings are additionally in place in Ruswarp, close to Whitby, and Petts Wooden in south-east London.
The Met Workplace has given yellow warnings for rain throughout Manchester, Liverpool and the North East.
The River Steeping at Thorpe St Peter close to Skegness, Lincolnshire, burst its banks on Wednesday evening following heavy rain.
The rising river additionally brought on issues in Wainfleet, the place residents have been evacuated.
Jean Hart, who has lived within the city for 40 years, mentioned it was the worst flooding she had ever seen.
“To see our house underwater is absolutely horrendous,” she mentioned.
Emergency providers have mentioned they will rescue her tortoise Mr T and cat Aurora from her dwelling after she needed to depart them behind.
The Cricket World Cup match between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham has been delayed resulting from rain, with a pitch inspection due at 11:30 BST.
Rail providers between Skegness and Boston have been suspended till Saturday resulting from flooding, whereas Merseyrail has cancelled some trains on the Chester and Ellesmere Port traces due to water on the tracks at Hooton.
The corporate mentioned journeys “could be significantly longer” and has launched an amended timetable with substitute buses.
Standing water can also be inflicting issues on many North West roads, together with the M53.
Well being bosses are warning people heading to Arrowe Park Hospital to keep away from utilizing junction three of the motorway.
Motorists together with a minibus of Indian vacationers grew to become trapped at Lambley, close to Nottingham, in a single day and had been taken in by native residents.
Resident Malcolm Bamford mentioned: “We had two in our home and the neighbours had three, and then there was a gaggle of about eight Indian vacationers in a bit of tiny bus and all of them needed to make use of the bathroom.
“At one time we had a few dozen folks in my little bungalow.”
Trains are additionally anticipated to be disrupted all day between Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
Nationwide Rail Enquiries mentioned heavy rain had flooded the tracks between Whitlocks Finish, close to Solihull, and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Chillingham in Northumberland noticed practically 10mm of rainfall within the area of an hour on Thursday morning, the Met Workplace mentioned.
The village had 73mm of rainfall over a 28-hour interval – greater than the 66.4mm common for the entire of June.
Elsewhere, Waddington in Lincolnshire noticed practically 40mm fall over a interval of 14 hours, whereas over the identical interval Coleshill in Warwickshire had 30mm fall and 31mm was seen at Astwood Financial institution, Worcestershire.