– ENVIRONMENT AGENCY SPOKESPERSON
While the heavy rain is now easing, the weather is set to remain unsettled for the rest of the week.
With the ground still very wet, and river levels running high, any rain is likely to increase the risk of flooding.
There is an on-going risk of flooding from ground water, particularly in Dorset...
While we are not anticipating any significant property flooding, we may see further flooding of low-lying land, such as flood plains and low-lying roads as the peak in river levels moves downstream."
The flood warning for the River Tone (upper) from Waterrow to Bishops Hull is no longer in force.
The Environment agency has 30 flood warnings and 57 alerts in place for the South West. You can find out what areas are affected by going to their website.
There's flooding in lydbrook in Gloucestershire. Lower Lydbrook is particularly badly affected.
30 flood warnings are still in place across the South West as flooding continues to cause travel disruption.
On the roads:
- One lane is closed on the M5 southbound in Gloucestershire.
- The A361 Main Road in Burrowbridge in Somerset is closed
- The A391 in Bilbrook in Somerset is closed
On the trains:
- Delays of up to 30 minutes on First Great Western services between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester.
A landslip which happened at 5am in Teignmouth is causing major problems for those wanting to get in and out of South Devon.
It happened in the same place as previous landslides earlier this month near Parsons Tunnel.
Train operators CrossCountry and First Great Western are providing road transport between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Tone (upper) from Waterrow to Bishops Hull. Particular locations at risk are Wellington and Bradford-on-Tone.
An average of about 10mm of rain has fallen today [Monday], with up to another 5mm forecast until this afternoon.
River levels on the River Tone at Greenham are rising in response to the rainfall but expected to peak this afternoon. However with daily totals of 5 to 10 mm rain forecast for the next few days, river levels will remain high.
There are currently a total of 28 flood warnings across the South West.
Steve Hawkins from Network Rail explains how putting dams on the Penzance to Paddington line means the service around Exeter will be closed for days, rather than weeks.
Christmas preparations will be on hold for many people in the South West as they brace themselves against the possibility of yet more flooding.
Despite a brief respite from the downpours yesterday [Sunday], water levels continued to rise as rain washes down off hills to swell already torrential rivers.
Some will be swapping turkey and presents for mops, buckets and sandbags as they desperately try to clear up and protect their homes from further threats of floods.
There is little let-up on the immediate horizon. The Environment Agency still has one severe flood warning - meaning there is 'danger to life' - in place for the River Cober at Helston in west Cornwall, a town that has already seen residents evacuated from their homes.
They are also pumping Loe Pool lake to minimise the impact on water levels upstream at Helston, but that water levels were still rising.
There are currently 23 flood warnings in place across the South West.
The Environment Agency has more than 100 flood alerts and flood warnings in place across the south west. More heavy rain is expected tonight as Wesley Smith reports