This April is the wettest since records began, according to early Met Office figures. Further rain is to come overnight tonight, so final rainfall figures for the month will change. But, the UK has already seen 121.8mm of rain so far – beating the previous record of 120.3mm set in 2000.
30 flood alerts remain in place in the South and South East.
Alerts are in place on:
Lower River Loddon
River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford
Upper River Colne and Radlett Brook
River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington
River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock
River Blackwater and the Cove Brook**
River Pang from East Ilsley to Pangbourne
River Dikler from Condicote to Little Rissington
River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon
Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
River Cole and Dorcan Brook
River Thame and Chalgrove Brook- River Ray
ITV Meridian viewer Trudi Constantine has sent in these flood pictures taken in Twyford, near Winchester, this morning.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Thames at Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave.
Low lying land and roads will be affected first. The agency says river levels are rising steadily in the river and could spill out into the floodplain.
No property flooding is currently expected but roads could be affected.
Thames Water has warned that the hosepipe ban will stay despite the wettest April since records began.
Heavy downpours bringing more than double the historic long-term average rain for the month haven't made up for a shortfall caused by below-average rainfall in 20 of the previous 25 months.
Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs, said they were aware of the "irony" that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
"We had more than double the rain we would expect for the last month," he said.
"In fact, it hasn't really stopped raining since we and six other companies imposed 'hosepipe bans' on April 5.
"We are alive to this irony, and our contribution to the endless talking point that is the British weather."
ITV Meridian viewer Amanda Porter sent this picture in of her garden being swamped after the The River Ray burst its banks.
The Environment Agency has just issed a flood alert for the Abingdon area in Oxfordshire. Low lying area's are likely to be affected first.
– Met Office spokesperson
"The rain reached the Dorset coast at around 7pm last night and spread north and west throughout the night. It has been really heavy in the south west of England and there has also been quite a lot of thunder in central and eastern areas."
– Environment Agency spokesperson
"There is still a risk of flooding across many parts of England and Wales with particular focus on Somerset, Dorset and Devon. River flows are high after this weekend's rainfall and we are keeping a close watch on river levels as well as checking defences and clearing any potential blockages to reduce the risk of flooding."