6 July 2012
Last updated at 15:39
A month's rain is due to fall in parts of the UK in 24 hours, causing flooding and disruption. The latest flood warnings follow the UK's wettest June since records began in 1910, according to provisional Met Office figures.
Communities across England and Wales have been urged to be on flood alert. Between 20mm and 40mm of rain are expected to fall in central and northern areas of England while the worst-hit places could see 60mm of rain, the average monthly fall for July.
The RNLI crew in Filey, North Yorkshire, was called into action to rescue people from the Cayton Bay caravan park near Scarborough, as water rose earlier on Friday.
The first session of practice for the British Grand Prix has taken place in extreme driving conditions at Silverstone, but other events have been cancelled.
Racing at Warwick and the MFest, in Leeds, have been called-off, while festival-goers heading for T in the Park festival, in Kinross-shire have been warned to be prepared for heavy rain.
The Olympic torch relay continues despite the rain, taking in a mountain bike track and the world's longest pier as it continues its journey through Suffolk and into Essex. Here, Torchbearer 072 Gemma Flaxman carries the Olympic Flame through Southend-on-Sea.
Play at Wimbledon, where it is men's semi-final day, will not be interrupted as the Centre Court roof is on. British number one Andy Murray plays France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.
The Environment Agency has opened incident rooms and has teams out checking on flood defences and clearing any blockages to reduce risks as much as possible.