Some areas of Southern England have experienced their wettest January on record, according to Met Office figures.
The area from East Devon to Kent and inland across parts of the midlands has already seen twice the average rainfall for the month, since Met Office records began in 1910.
More top news
Former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Mayhew has died aged 86, his family has said.
Today's showery weather to mostly die out during the evening, only for rain spreading eastwards from the morning.
Thousands of people have attended celebrations around the country to mark Armed Forces Day.