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: â€œThe public should take extra care and be aware heavy rain may lead to localised surface water flooding and poor driving conditions.
â€œThe rain will be accompanied by strong and gusty winds and, on higher hills and mountains, significant and heavy falls of snow will occur”.