This photograph reportedly taken in Hockley, Essex and posted on Twitter shows the extent of flooding in the county after torrential rain today.
Torrential rain has caused chaos across south Essex. Roads and shops were flooded and motorists suffered long delays after the London bound A127 was closed. The Fire Brigade took numerous calls from members of the public affected by the flooding.
The Association of Train Operating Companies (Atoc) anticipated about 6.5 million rail journeys will be made over the bank holiday weekend.
An Atoc spokesman said: "The vast majority of people travelling by train this bank holiday will be unaffected by improvement work."
Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar said it expected to handle more than 120,000 passengers over the weekend - 10% more than over the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday period last year which was the first weekend in June.
Tomorrow will be Eurostar's busiest day of the holiday period.
Bosses at Gatwick said more than 790,000 passengers would be passing through the West Sussex airport between bank holiday Monday and Sunday June 2.
Among popular destinations for those flying from Gatwick are Spain, Portugal, the Balearic Islands, Turkey and the south of France.
Top city breaks include Dublin, Belfast and Amsterdam.
Thousands of people are expected to leave London in the next 24 hours to get away for the long Easter weekend.
But if you're heading West by train, you'll be faced with disruption and longer journeys.
That's because a new station is being built at Reading. Network Rail says passengers will see the benefit of the 900-million pound project, but bosses admit that things won't be running smoothly this weekend.Here's Mike Pearse.