April is on course to be the wettest on record as some areas are forecast to be hit by a month’s worth of rain over just a few days.
The Met Office issued four severe weather alerts and said southern England and eastern Scotland will be worst hit. Localised flooding and abysmal driving conditions are expected.
A spokesman for the Met Office warnings said: “The public should take extra care and be aware heavy rain may lead to localised surface water flooding and poor driving conditions.
“The rain will be accompanied by strong and gusty winds and, on higher hills and mountains, significant and heavy falls of snow will occur”.