Iain McBride looks at whether the weather has had any effect on the drought in the south east.
We had cameras across the region to see how bad the weather was - scaffolding crashed onto the pavement crushing several cars.
But does all the rain mean we are still in drought conditions? Divya Kohli reports. She spoke to Malcolm Clarke, Dorothy Russell and Simon Robertson, from South East Water.
Motorists are being warned to drive carefully in the bad weather. This video, taken just a short time ago, near Ashford in Kent.
A Southsea resident hopes it won't be third time unlucky after high winds caused scaffolding to blow over and crush his van. Malcolm Clarke lives by the Royal Beach Hotel. It comes less than a year after a major fire destroyed Joanna's nightclub on South Parade Pier - right next to the hotel.
The rain may have caused disruption for drivers this morning, but it wasn't bad news for everybody. Kerry Ward sent in this picture of these ducklings making the most of the weather, in a massive puddle in a field in Kent.
Scaffolding on a hotel has collapsed and crushed six parked cars. It's believed strong winds brought down the scaffolding and railings on The Royal Beach Hotel in St Helen's Parade, Southsea this morning. No one was hurt. The scaffolding was in place up to the fifth floor of the hotel for painting.
Water companies are insisting hosepipe bans are still necessary despite the heavy rain of the past two weeks. Here Simon Robertson from South East Water explains why the region is still in a drought.
Gale force winds and heavy rain caused misery for many today. In Southsea, cars were crushed after scaffolding was blown down by high winds. On the M40 in Oxfordshire, driving rain and a broken down bus cause delays whilst water flooded roads and into drains around Pluckley in Kent.
M40 Southbound entry slip road closed due to flooding at J8A A418 (Oxford)