STORM JORGE: More than 70 flood warnings in place including in and around Trowbridge where flooding of property is imminent.

The Environment Agency says river levels have risen sharply at the Trowbridge Paxcroft river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight.

It warns that flooding of property is imminent.

"We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Heather Shaw Road and West Ashton Road on the Paxcroft Brook and riverside properties at Southwick, Lambrok Close, Berkeley Road, Acacia Crescent and Albion Drive on the Lambrok Stream," it said.

Further persistent rainfall is forecast over the next 2 hours.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and checking defences. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment and move family, pets and cars to safety,"

Meanwhile, a critical incident has been declared in South Wales where residents are being advised to stay indoors and avoid waterways.

The latest named storm - the third to hit the UK this month - is forecast to bring rain, gales and snow, with weather warnings in place from Cornwall to the north of Scotland and across to Northern Ireland.

As rain and winds hit overnight, police in South Wales urged residents to stay indoors and avoid waterways as it warned that the extreme weather had triggered a "critical incident".

Pontypridd, which was also flooded two weeks ago, and the Ely area of Cardiff, are particularly affected, the force said. More than 600 homes and a similar number of businesses have been hit in Wales, accounting for around a quarter of affected properties in the UK.