Areas already suffering after severe flooding are set for more misery as Storm Frank hits the UK, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for today covering large parts of Scotland, North West England and Wales.
For Wednesday, Cumbria and Central Scotland have been issued amber warnings for heavy rain which are expected to exacerbate current flooding conditions.
Gusts of 55-65mph are predicted across the next few days in western parts of UK with exposed areas experiencing winds of up to 70-80mph.
Will Lang, the Met Office Chief Meteorologist, said: "We expect stormy conditions to return midweek, and have already issued National Severe Weather Warnings for gales on Tuesday and heavy rain on Wednesday, as a rapidly deepening area of low pressure, Storm Frank, passes to the northwest of the UK.
"Everyone should be aware of the potential for disruption in places from further flooding and the impacts of the gales to transport, especially in areas such as southern and central Scotland and Cumbria where Amber 'be prepared' warnings are in place.
In Pictures: Floods hit the UK
In Pictures: Floods hit the UK
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Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue and soldiers from 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment evacuating people from the Queens Hotel in York city centre as the River Ouse floods on December 27, 2015
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Teams in Whalley evacuate villagers from their homes
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A resident of Glenridding, which flooded for the third time this month, surveys the damage
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The River Ouse, York, has burst its banks
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A soldier from the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s regiment helps to sure up flood defences in Appleby, Cumbria, one of the areas worst affected by the floods
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Experts believe the cost of clearing up the most recent flooding could exceed £50m (PA)
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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in York
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A police helicopter photographed the extent of the flooding in York on 27 December.
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Flooding at Clifford's Tower in York on 27 December
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Flooding along York's Inner Ring Road on 27 December
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Water runs out of the Lowther pub in York on 27 December after the River Ouse bursts its banks in York city centre.
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Flooded streets in Dumfries, Scotland on 30 December
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A car left submerged in floodwater in Newton Stewart, Scotland
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Staff at the Worlds End bar in Dumfries Scotland desperately try to pump floodwater out of the building
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A man stands in the doorway of his cottage in the flooded town of Straiton in Scotland
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Flooding in the village of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
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Man wades through floodwater outside a fish and chip shop in Dumfries, Scotland
Analysts have estimated the flooding in Northern England could cost over £1.5 billion. In Leeds alone - 2,000 homes and 400 businesses have been damaged.
While David Cameron visited some of the most heavily affected areas in Yorkshire, the Prime Minister was heckled by residents for cuts to public services. Mr Cameron has denied that any cuts have been made to spending for flood defences.
The Chief Executive of the Environmentet Agency (EA), Sir Philip Dilley, has also come under fire for allegedly choosing to holiday in Barbados rather than visit the affected areas and help the response effort.
EA released a statement saying: “The chief executive leads the Environment Agency on a day-to-day basis.
“He is in charge of the agency’s response to the flooding crisis; has visited the flood-hit areas twice (Cumbria, 6-7 Dec; Yorkshire and Lancashire 26-27 Dec); and is attending Cobra meetings.”Reuse content