In the Midlands and North of England flood control barriers were built after heavy rains led to rising river levels.

As of Sunday evening at 21:00 there were 24 flood warnings, which means that flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

Another 32 flood alerts were in place, so residents of these areas should be prepared for potential flooding.

In Shrewsbury, Bewdley, Ironbridge and Wribbenhall, temporary defenses were built to protect these areas from the rising levels of the River Severn.

In Yorkshire, the flood has started
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Large areas in the north of England have caused flooding

The Environment Agency said, "We've seen localized floods in the Calder Valley, Greater Manchester, York and along the Severn.

"In some areas, rivers will continue to rise over the next few days due to the recent rains, but the outlook is for increasingly calmer and drier conditions that will allow for a rapid decline in rivers in all but the slow-reacting rivers.

"We have officers on site to check the defense mechanisms, clean drainage channels, and support affected communities."

The river Ouse has invaded its shores in York and caused flooding
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The river Ouse is almost a meter higher than it should be due to heavy rains

The Ouse River in York has also overflowed and caused major flooding on the streets of the historic city.

The river will rise to about 3.8 m (12.5 ft) on Monday due to heavy rainfall on Saturday. He is almost a meter higher than he should be.

Big waves hit the coast in Porthcawl, Wales.
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Big waves hit the coast in Wales

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the local flood protection system, the Foss Barrier, is in operation.

There were also difficult conditions in Caernarfonshire in Wales, one of the worst affected areas, with more than 136 mm of rainfall in 24 hours – a month of rain.