Torrential rain has brought flooding to large swathes of northern England, forcing scores of people to leave their homes.
Water gushed through some towns in Lancashire and West Yorkshire as nearby rivers burst their banks, with heavy rain and high winds expected to last until Sunday.
A total of 98 flood warnings have been issued for the North East and North West, with another 53 flood alerts.
Environment Agency spokeswoman Kate Marks said: "A month's rain is predicted to fall in the North West in the next 24 hours.
"We would urge the public to remain vigilant and prepared for flooding, especially as river levels can rise very quickly."
The Environment Agency also said it had mobilised teams across the North West to check and operate flood defences, clear any river blockages and closely monitor river levels.
The warnings come after rain brought chaos to parts of the country on Friday, flooding
more than 70 homes.
Severe flooding hit parts of West Yorkshire, particularly in the Calderdale area, including Mytholmroyd, Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, causing major travel disruption.
At one point, West Yorkshire Fire Service issued a message saying it could only respond to incidents in which life was in danger due to the amount of calls.
Further north, firefighters in the Yorkshire Dales rescued five adults and four children from three cars stuck in flash flooding on the A684 in the Hawes area.
A motorist was also pushed to safety on the same stretch of road near Bainbridge, and two women were rescued from a car trapped in floodwater at Carleton, near Skipton.
Sandbags were being handed out to residents of Croston, in Lancashire, which was effectively cut off after flood water blocked all the main roads into the village
Up to 40 properties were identifed as being "at risk".
Andrew Edmundsen, the landlord of The Black Horse, in Croston, said: "At the moment we are an island.
"All three roads that lead in are flooded. If you're in you're in, if you're out you're out. There's some houses that have been evacuated because they've been flooded.
"The water level is to the top of the bridge."
And a number of localised flash floods have caused problems for householders in the North West, where a number of evacuation centres were set up.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue service received up to 400 flood related emergency calls between 5.45pm on Friday and 3am on Saturday.
Firefighters were called to Chatburn, near Clitheroe, after four homes were flooded.
Lancashire Police said Darwen, Bacup and Leyland were also affected and two rest centres set up.
And in Greater Manchester, Oldham, Wigan and other areas near the River Darwen also reported flooding.
Residents of around 20 homes in Wigan were evacuated and spent the night in a hotel. One street was under several inches of water after a culvert overflowed.
A spokesman for the region's fire and rescue service said water was up to waist height in some places.
The Olympic torch relay was also hit by the weather, with organisers being forced to cancel an outdoor event in Blackpool.
Holidaymakers visiting caravan and camping sites in the North West are being warned to be prepared to take action in the event of flooding and festival-goers are being advised to consult with event organisers before setting out.
It comes after people were stuck in queues of traffic for up to five hours on their way to the Isle of Wight festival .
Hundreds of music fans were forced to sleep in their cars with the roads gridlocked as the rain turned the festival into a mudbath.