Before and after - what a difference a deluge makes

Bewl reservoir
A dry Bewl reservoir in March Credit: ITV Meridian

The heavy rainfall has prompted Thames Water and Southern Water to lift their hosepipe bans from tomorrow. Southern Water's four reservoirs - including Bewl Water on the Kent Sussex border - are now more than eighty per cent full thanks to the downpours of the past three months.

Bewl reservoir
Now full to overflowing today Credit: ITV Meridian

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Floods: Brief respite for now

The clean-up operation continues after flood waters continue to leave parts of the South under water. Weather forecasters suggest there is more rain to come tomorrow afternoon, with heavy rain overnight Thursday.