The UK has been issued multiple flood alerts as the Government urged the public to prepare emergency supplies in case of sudden changes in the weather.
The Government website warned of groundwater flooding in West Dean, Singleton, Charlton, East Dean and Chilgrove.
There has also been a flood alert issued for Upper River Ems Valley.
There are currently seven flood alerts issued across the country.
There are currently seven flood alerts issued across the country. GOV.UK
The Government website wrote: “Very little rainfall has been recorded since 17 January 2023…
“Groundwater is 50cm below the surface and falling a few centimetres each day.
“Very few impacts remain visible above ground, with only minimal amounts of water on roads.
“However, water is expected to remain in basements or under floorboards of properties in East Dean, Charlton, Singleton and West Dean.
“Groundwater will also continue to impact the ability of the sewage network to operate.
“Although the week ahead should remain predominantly dry, 5mm of rain is currently forecast.”
The Met Office also stated that later this week there may be “early mist or fog Wednesday, then cloudy with spells of rain arriving in the north-west and spreading southeastward, sunshine and showers following into the north.”
Explaining how people should prepare for flooding, the Government website urged people to “prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents” and “check flood warnings”.
The Government website urged people to “prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents” and “check flood warnings”. WXCHARTS
If the flood alert increases to a flood warning, people are encouraged to turn off their gas, water and electricity, as well as moving family, pets and cars to safety.
Households are encouraged to make a personal flood plan for their household.
Flooding could close roads and bridges to close resulting in travel chaos across in parts of the country.
There could also be an increase in accidents on the road as the surface is disturbed by flooding.