Forecasters had warned that many parts of the country would be subjected to heavy rain - but the sheer volume of water that has fallen in the last 24 hours has affected more than expected.
ITV News' Neil Connery reports:
More heavy rain and strong gusts will sweep across Britain this weekend, with further floods expected in the UK.
ITV News viewers have been emailing photographs of flooding in their area over the last few days.
Torrential rain expected in South West England, South Wales and South West Scotland.