There are flood alerts for many areas of the UK, particularly the North West of England over the next 24 hours as a month’s worth of rain is predicted to fall in the time period, potentially causing flooding.

Around 99 communities have been given the alerts by the Environment Agency, while River Spodden at Whitworth, and Darwen in Lancashire, Uttoxeter in Staffordshire and Old Basford and Lowdham in Nottinghamshire have been given flood warnings, which mean that flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken, according to the BBC.

Many events will be affected, so far MFest in Leeds and Racing in Warwick have been cancelled. Festival-goers heading to T in the Park in Scotland this weekend have been warned to come prepared for rain and muddy conditions.

Between 20mm and 40mm of rain are expected to fall in central and northern areas of England today while the worst-hit places could see 60mm of rain, the average amount of rainfall for all of July.

To get regular updates about the situation, you can follow the Environment Agency on Twitter @EnvAgency or the Met Office @metoffice

If you are travelling to a holiday cottage this weekend, make sure to check your route before setting off for any potential problems, delays, or diversions.