The heavy rain overnight has brought further flood misery to hundreds of homeowners and disrupted the Christmas travel plans for tens of thousands of people.
Roads have been affected across the region, and three major rail lines have seen services cancelled, as John Andrews reports:
A family from Melksham on holiday in Gloucestershire over Christmas had to be rescued from their cottage after being marooned by the floods.
Tyntesfield Estate in North Somerset has been forced to close after the visitor centre was flooded.
RNLI volunteers are on stand by as the region braces itself for more rain. Winds of up to 70mph are also expected.