As temperatures dipped to freezing, UK Power Networks today came under intense pressure to restore heat and light to all homes blacked out on Christmas Eve. And there are fears of renewed flooding across the south-east with high winds and heavy rain forecast tonight. John Ryall reports.
Two flood warnings remain in place in the south ahead of more stormy weather this evening. The Environment Agency say flooding is expected at the River Thames at Purley village in Berkshire and the River Thames from Shiplake to Bolney Court near Henley.
The Met Office predict that heavy rain and gale-force winds up to 70mph will hit southern England this evening and into tomorrow morning.