Our gallery of images, kindly supplied by John Wilkes, shows how the heavy rain has disrupted life in Gloucestershire. The county is no stranger to flooding. The River Severn which runs through the county, before flowing into the Bristol Channel, regularly overflows.
Fortunately, the county missed the worst of last week’s heavy rain, which seems to have hit Cornwall, WIltshire and parts of the Mildlands particularly hard. In many places more than one month’s rain fell in six days of less.
The focus of flood concerns is now turning to northern parts of England and North Wales, where torrential rain is expected to continue until around midday on Tuesday. By then, many places could experience 50mm of rain, more than half the average for November.
The number of flood warnings and flood alerts still exceeds 500 and there are fears that even relatively small quantities of rain could cause significant flooding in these areas.