Christmas commuters have been warned of more travel chaos with 91 flood warnings in place for England on Sunday.

It comes as the Met Office forecasts that up to an inch of rain could batter some areas as the morning progresses.

Flood alerts are in place throughout the nation, with residents in areas of the North, South, East and West warned: "Flooding is expected - immediate action required".

Meanwhile, Met Office forecasters have put in place a yellow warning for rain, with downpours expected in large swathes of the country.

The warning was issued midnight Sunday and will remain in force as the morning progresses, with "flooding of a few homes and businesses likely," the service adds.

91 flood warnings are in place for Sunday
91 flood warnings are in place for Sunday

Rail and bus services are also likely to be affected by persistent rain, with forecasters adding that "spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer".

Some of the major regions likely to be affected include Cornwall, Devon, Bournemouth, Southampton, Plymouth, London, and East Sussex.

Southern England has already been swamped by torrential rain, leaving road surfaces submerged on Friday into yesterday.

Elsewhere, a tornado ravaged parts of Surrey, leaving a trail of destruction in its path as unsettled weather moved in.

Met Office weather warning for Sunday
Met Office weather warning for Sunday

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said yesterday: “There’s potential for further transport disruption, with flood warnings and alerts, showers on Sunday in the West, rain on Monday affecting much of England and Wales and rain at times on Christmas Eve in the Midlands and South.

“Allow extra time for journeys, watch out for standing water and do not drive through flood water.

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“We don’t expect a white Christmas as Christmas Day looks dry.

“Wet and windy weather is likely on Boxing Day and Friday, with more unsettled weather on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, especially in the North and West.”