In pictures: Parts of the country left underwater as Storm Alex batters Britain

Ellen Manning

Britain has been hit by heavy rain and flooding as Storm Alex battered the country at the weekend.

Pictures from across the UK showed cars underwater, rivers bursting their banks and people being rescued after the storm soaked the country.

More than 20 flood warnings were put in place and more than 80 flood alerts following the deluge.

Flooding was reported in the south-east as well as in Hertfordshire, Northumberland and West Lothian in Scotland.

Amber weather warnings were put in place for parts of the country but the heavy rain was due to ease on Sunday, according to the Met Office.