8 September 2008
The Met Office is predicting that further heavy rain will affect parts of UK during the coming week, falling on already saturated ground and increasing the potential for further problems following the weekend's events.
A combined Environment Agency (EA) and Met Office team based in the Met Office's Operations Centre will continue to monitor the situation to deliver rainfall warnings to emergency responders as necessary.
After a mainly dry day for many today, rain will move in from the west during Tuesday and into Wednesday. Western areas are likely to see the highest totals with between 20 mm and 30 mm.
The changeable theme to the weather looks set to continue through the week with some drier brighter conditions but also further spells of rain. Heavy rain has already led to disruption especially across parts of north-east England and south Wales.
The Met Office and EA are working closely together and thanks to the recent deployment of enhanced forecast models are able to give greater warning of severe weather and the risk of flooding to land and properties.
The latest weather forecasts and warnings are available on the Met Office website, along with advice on what to do in severe weather.
Information on the latest flooding situation can be found on the Environment Agency website.