– Environment Agency spokesman
There is a risk of localised flooding on Sunday and Monday across parts of southern and eastern England, Midlands and Wales.
The Environment Agency is closely monitoring the forecast and rainfall particularly in Worcestershire, as the river levels are already higher than normal in the rivers Severn, Teme and Avon.
Environment Agency officers are out monitoring river levels, checking defences and clearing any potential blockages, such as fallen branches and debris, to reduce the risk of flooding.
Rain-lashed Britain shows no sign of drying up as downpours are set to continue through the weekend and into next week.
Much of England and Wales will continue to be soaked, and conditions will become more unpleasant as strong winds and downpours hit tonight.
Drought-afflicted areas are braced for the possibility of flash floods as up to 40mm of rain is forecasted to fall in places.
England and Wales have experienced the wettest week since December with forecasters seeing no sign of the rain letting up and supermarkets reporting soaring sales of wellies and umbrellas in the face of the deluge.
The Met Office have tweeted today's weather prospects:
Welcome to the weekend, Southern UK generally increasingly wet and windy today, brighter in northern parts.
Much of England and Wales will get a further soaking today, with strong winds and heavy downpours expected to hit tonight.
There is the possibility of flash floods as up to 40mm of rain is forecasted to fall in places.
England and Wales have experience the wettest week since December with forecasters seeing no sign of the rain letting up.
Supermarkets are reporting soaring sales of wellies and umbrellas in the face of the deluge.
April's heavy rainfall has boosted river levels and provided relief for farmers, gardeners and wildlife in drought areas.
But groundwater levels remain low and the rain is not yet making a difference to the drought conditions, warned the Environment Agency today.
Soil left dry by prolonged dry weather is increasing the risk of flash floods as heavy rain quickly runs off hard, compacted ground.
The Environment Agency has warned of the possibility of localised flooding across the UK as wet weather intensifies on Sunday.
Many of the areas at risk of floods are those currently in a state of drought, including the South East, East Anglia, the Midlands, the South West and south and east Yorkshire.
Drought-afflicted areas of the UK are braced for the possibility of flash floods with strong winds and heavy downpours expected to hit tonight.
Up to 40mm of rain is forecast to fall in some places, as the country's wettest week of the year so far shows no sign of relenting.