Major Flooding in June 2007
The BBC have an article which links through to other useful materials for today...
Some schools were closed, as this BBC article mentions.
The BBC's Weather page has a graphic sequence showing the rain clouds in a great big swirl:Picture Copyright: BBC Weather
The Met Office has given a range of as many as 10 severe WEATHER WARNINGS.
SKY NEWS has video clips and other stories.
Also worth going to FLICKR, and searching and then clicking the MOST RECENT tab, for example, here's a set of pictures taken today already online: