The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning after forecasters predict that up to a months rain could fall over the next 24 hours.
The weather – which is likely to cause localised flooding across the country – is already causing Derbyshire Fire and Rescue to receive increased numbers of 999 calls to their Command and Control Department.
Owing to this, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue are advising motorists to drive to road conditions – warning that puddles may be deeper than they appear.
Anybody who experiences flooding in their home is advised to go upstairs and not venture outside as fast-flowing water could be dangerous.
If you a fearful that your house might be at risk of flooding visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call Derbyshire County Council on 01332 717777 for guidance.
Finally, the service advises people to consider how important their call before dialling 999 as the service expects to be inundated over the next 24 hours.