The Met Office warning for rain covering 14 counties in the south east until 3pm today says: “Heavy rain will affect southeastern parts of England during Thursday morning, clearing eastwards early afternoon.
“Around 20-30 mm of rain is expected fairly widely, with 40mm in a few places near English Channel coasts. The ground is fairly wet, and recent fallen leaves may reduce drainage of surface water in some locations.”
There are 17 flood alerts in place across England, 15 flood warnings in Scotland and an additional 13 across Wales, bringing the total to 45. These refer to river levels which are set to be higher due to the relentless rainfall and not places.