Two weather systems are on course to collide in the coming days, bringing more than an inch of rain to some areas.
A Met Office spokesman said yesterday: ‘Once the initial band of rain comes in you are going to see severe gales that could bring potential issues with a risk of trees falling.’
Yesterday heavy rain continued to fall on to the swollen River Tone,in Someret, which poured into an already-overwhelmed reservoir and over the top of a man-made defence wall near the villages.
Maria Mae also abandoned her Fordgate home after 2ft of sewage-filled water poured into her cottage in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Fighting back tears, she said: ‘We couldn’t do it any more, so we decided to just move out.
‘It’s terrible. I am living like a refugee at the moment out of five bags. My husband cried his eyes out. I have no idea where we are going to go.’