Thousands of people have been taking to the roads, railways and the air for what was expected to be the busiest day of the Christmas holiday getaway.
There were predicted to be up to 350,000 vehicles per hour on the Midlands' road network.
It's likely to stay busy all weekend, and for those setting off tomorrow there could be some treacherous weather conditions as well. Peter Bearne reports.
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Some will see further rain this evening, but the wet weather will gradually clear leaving a drier end to the night. Staying cloudy.
A further band of mostly light rain east across the region. Staying mild.
Early rain this morning, some afternoon brightness, Mild.