River Thames flooding at Datchet. A man surveys the flood scene as he perches on a partly submerged bench on a break from his cycling – Image: Richard Gillard

Two weeks’ worth of rain is set to fall in 24 hours with 365 flood warnings issued in the UK, where train companies predicted huge delays this weekend.

Mail Online reports Surrey was hit by a tornado “as more downpours and heavy rain are expected today and into the rest of the weekend, with widespread flooding continuing to cause travel chaos in the lead up to Christmas”.

“There are 105 flood warnings and 260 flood alerts across the country and 20 to 30 mm of rain is expected.

“Residents in Chertsey and Shepperton in Surrey have shared videos of a tornado passing through the area damaging property and downing trees, with the Met Office confirming it happened this morning at around 10.30am.

“It is also forecast that two weeks’ worth of rain will fall in the next 24 hours, causing even more flooding on saturated ground.

“Southern England will see the worst of the wet conditions today and overnight and in Wales there will be very heavy downpours, with 4-5 mm expected to fall within just one hour.

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