The Environment Agency's warning people to prepare for flooding this winter.
The ground is wetter than usual for the time of year, making the risk slightly higher.
The Agency has revamped its Incident Room, so it can cope better during extreme weather conditions.
Katie Hunter reports:
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Longest cold spell of winter so far. Mainly dry and bright, but feeling bitterly cold today. Very wintry further east, blizzards possible
Mountain Rescue has seen a 5% increase in rescues and with the current conditions they're advising people to take extra care.
A look ahead at a wintry weekend forecast.