Flood barriers were raised by the Environment Agency in Hereford for the first time last night.
The Environment Agency currently has the following flood warnings and alerts for the UK:
87 flood warnings (where flooding is expected)
207 flood alerts (where flooding is possible)
Farmers unable to get winter crops in the ground because their land is waterlogged have told shoppers to expect rising food prices in 2013.
Hundreds of flood warnings are in place across England and Wales, with Scotland warned to prepare for heavy rain.
As much of the UK faces flooding and the heavy rain continues, will Christmas be a washout?