Images of the downpours that have fallen across the country this week
Heavy rain is continuing to fall across large parts of the UK. The Environment Agency has said five flood warnings remain in place in south-west England, where some areas saw up to two inches of rain on Wednesday. More than 40 flood alerts are also in place across the rest of the country. Forecasters expect the wet weather to continue into next week. In this picture, a shopper uses a carrier bag to shield herself from rain in Stratford-upon-Avon.