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Bowlish Infant School in Shepton Mallet was evacuated earlier due to flooding.
Somerset County Council has issued the following statement:
A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet and Croscombe.
Overnight heavy rain is causing flooding across a wide area.
The River Sheppey is rising and flooding is expected for the River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet and Croscombe including Leg Square, Lower Lane and Draycott Road in Shepton Mallet on Wednesday.
Immediate action is required.
For more information, visit the Environment Agency's website.
The Met Office is warning there could be more localised flooding with heavy showers expected overnight and into tomorrow morning.
The rain is expected to fall heaviest across the South West of England moving toward the eastern part of the country tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.
Some businesses in the West have told us they fear they'll go bust because of the bad weather that's plagued the summer so far. Some firms' takings are down 80 per cent. We had 5 and three quarter inches of rain last month - that's twice the average.
It was the coolest June since 1991- temperatures averaged 12.3 degrees. And it was the second dullest June on record - just 119 hours of sunshine. Today, much of the region has had a brief respite from the rain. But, as Eli-Louise Wringe reports, for many the damage has already been done.
Burton Bradstock near Bridport in Dorset was one of the places affected by the floods at the weekend.
Roads and playing fields were under several feet of water and some motorists had to be rescued from their cars as river levels on the Brit and Asker breached the banks.
With water levels now receding, local residents have been counting the cost of the unseasonal weather.
The Environment Agency has lifted the flood warning for the River Yeo from Yeovil to Langport.
No further flooding is currently expected in this area.Flood Warnings and Alerts may still be in force for surrounding areas.
For more information visit the Environment Agency website.
Two people had a lucky escape after their car became stuck in rising flood water after they drove down a country lane in Dorset.
The couple aged 78 and 80 had to be rescued when their car became overwhelmed by rising flood water from the River Brit at Burton Bradstock yesterday.
The couple became stuck along Bredy Lane. Locals couldn't reach them and for almost an hour they had to wait inside as the water rose to the car’s windscreen.
They were later rescued by a specialist team from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service who took them by boat to dry ground some 300 metres away.
The Environment Agency has issued a river flood warning for the River Severn at the Severn Ham, Tewkesbury.
The Ham has flooded already but no properties have been flooded so far. The river levels are due to peak tomorrow (Mon).
Flood waters have swamped a Dorset village after heavy rainfall.
Petrol stations and playgrounds in Burton Bradstock near Bridport were left under water after three weeks worth of rain fell in a 12 hour period.
A severe weather warning is still in place.
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It appears there is unlikely to be any let up in the relentless rain showers that have battered the West Country over the past few days.
Weather warnings remain in place today following heavy rain that devastated many areas in the South West over the weekend.