Rainfall across the UK is already above the national average for August, with more on its way ahead of a heatwave this weekend.
Heavy downpours have started to lash parts of the UK on a day where almost a month’s worth of rain is forecast to fall in some areas.
The Met Office says people in Courier Country should get a perfect view of a display of celestial fireworks set to peak late on Monday night.
Heavy downpours on Monday will herald the start of an “unsettled” week of wind and rain, according to the Met Office.
Parts of Scotland and northern England could see two weeks’ worth of rainfall today while the rest of the UK surveys the damage caused by recent heavy winds.
More than 70mm of rain fell in Cumbria on Saturday as the country was struck by unseasonable heavy rain and strong winds.
Flooded tracks have forced train operators to cancel services between Cumbria and Scotland in a day of disruption on the rail network caused by strong winds and heavy rain.
Travellers have been hit by widespread disruption as rail operators across the country battled hazards caused by wet and windy conditions.
Weather warnings have been issued for much of the UK, leading to the cancellation of large-scale weekend events.
Wet weather caused hazardous driving conditions in parts of the UK on Friday morning.