Among those affected by the travel disruption because of the storms is Olympic diver Tom Daley.
The 19-year-old revealed that his mother had to pick him up from London after his train to Bristol had been cancelled, during a conversation with Little Britain star Matt Lucas on Twitter.
Not cool to cancel trains at Xmas :(
@tomdaley1994 At this point folk will be about to respond with either ‘Come to mine’ or ‘Why don’t you swim there?’. Just letting you know.
@realmattlucas I opted for the mother coming to pick me up! :) ha from Bristol anyway :/ I'm headed for the west country!!!
David Cameron concedes that more flood prevention work needs to be done in areas like Yalding, where he was confronted by a local.
Within the next few hours, severe gales will hit northern England, Isle of Man and Wales. The rain will exacerbate the flood risk in places.
Three aircraft attempt to land at Birmingham Airport in today's tricky weather conditions.