Residents across the UK are bracing themselves for further flooding as more heavy downpours are predicted.
The Midlands, northern England and East Anglia will see the worst of the rain today, and experts predict the unsettled weather could last until Sunday.
Parts of those regions are already saturated with rainwater and some river levels are close to bursting point after six weeks of wet weather.
The Environment Agency (EA) has seven flood warnings and 36 flood alerts in place in England, and says that more are likely to be issued throughout the day.
Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "It's a worry - there is a lot more rain to come this week and further flooding is likely.
"Some of the wettest weather on Tuesday and Wednesday looks set to develop across the Midlands, Lincolnshire, northern England and northern and eastern Scotland. However, even the showers spreading across the south could add to flood concerns.
"July has been extremely wet so far, as well as being notably dull and cool. Rainfall figures across Dorset stand out, with the Isle of Portland already receiving close to 100mm of rain in the first nine days of the month . That's almost three times what you would normally see during the whole of July.
She added: "Another low pressure area will swing in from the Atlantic to affect much of central and southern Britain late Thursday and on Friday bringing spells of heavier rain and gusty winds. It'll be a showery weekend, but the weather will hopefully improve on Monday and Tuesday next week."
Environment Agency officials said parts of northern England and Dorset are facing a significant risk of surface water and river flooding.
The Met Office ’s Michael Lawrence said: "River catchments are already very full and the ground is quite saturated so there could be problems."
In Dorset, particularly in the Christchurch and Bournemouth area, river levels continued to rise on Monday as a result of the weekend's rain.
Residents at Iford mobile home park in Bournemouth spent the night in alternative accommodation after they were asked to evacuate their homes because of the high risk of flooding.
Meanwhile, Hebden Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, was hit by flash floods and locals were warned to stay indoors.
Parts of the town were also left impassable by car and the local library was evacuated following a sudden downpour that brought nearly a month’s worth of rain in three hours.