Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset remain at medium risk of flooding with another day of rain expected to hit the regions, the Met Office has said.
The Environment Agency has issued more than 14 flood warnings, with the majority in Southern England, which mean flooding is expected and immediate action is required.
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