After the wettest April on record the government says there is still a chance that standpipes could return to Britain's streets. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman says it's "unlikely" to happen this year, but a dry winter means it remains a possibility.
It's far too early to tell yet whether we are going to have the wet winter we do need; but whereas it's most unlikely we would have standpipes this year, if we have another dry winter that becomes more likely. We really do need a wet winter to get back to normal conditions.
As flood waters start to recede forecasters warn the recent deluges could be followed by unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.
Parts of England and Wales are facing fresh floods after heavy rain lashed southern Britain. It follows the wettest April on record.
Parts of England and Wales were braced for more heavy rain and potential flooding after three days of storms left one person dead.