UK weather: Flood warnings as heavy rain hits parts of England

Warnings are still in place for potential flooding in England as heavy rain affects parts of the UK.

The Environment Agency had six "immediate action" flood warnings and 32 "be prepared" alerts in place across the Midlands and the North on Sunday night.

The Met Office earlier issued an amber warning for heavy rain in East Anglia, saying that disruption from flooding was likely, during Sunday afternoon.

By the evening the warning had passed, but Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it had been "inundated" with emergency calls about "widespread flooding".

Ellen Isaac, 26, from Wroxham in Norfolk, was cut off from her home by local flooding and was having to wait at a friend's house.

"The conditions are awful at the minute, all the main roads have points where they are flooded right across. The more rural roads are completely blocked," she said.

"I needed to pick up my prescription and then couldn't get back home due to the flooding."

The Met Office reported that Cromer, on Norfolk's coast, saw the highest total rainfall in the past 12 hours with 46.4mm.

In Islay, in Scotland, 55.6mm fell in the space of 24 hours.

The A282 northbound Dartford Crossing (anti-clockwise), the A77 at Cairnyan, the A75 at Barlae and the A82 between Renton and Stoneymollan are among the roads that were closed.

Kilburn Park and Regent's Park Tube stations in London were also closed on Sunday, and several sporting events in Surrey and Scotland were reported as being called off.

"Some areas of northern and eastern England have now received over 100mm in just over a week, which is about a month's worth of rainfall for some places," said Sky News weather producer Joanne Coles.

"This is not unusual for this time of year, but with the unsettled weather set to continue the cumulative effect of the rainfall could lead to further localised flooding."

Earlier this week, heavy rain brought flash flooding to many parts of the UK and caused major damage on the Isle of Man.

Some areas were hit by a week's rain in just an hour.