A few days earlier:
Further deluges of rain lashed the north of England today as river levels remained high across several counties.
The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning, and a spokesman said that although the forecaster was not expecting floods as severe as those seen last weekend it would not take “an awful lot of rain” for there to be a risk of rivers overflowing.
By 6pm there were 77 flood warnings in place across the region, although no severe flood warnings which are classed as a “danger to life”.
Affected areas included large parts of East Lancashire including Pendle, the Ribble Valley and Burnley, and large areas of West Yorkshire including Leeds, Dewsbury, Batley, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Cleckheaton.
Elsewhere, flood warnings were also issued in Preston, York and Rochdale.
Localised flooding of roads continued to take place in Cumbria which bore the brunt of Storm Desmond and led to the flooding of thousands of homes.
Snow also brought hazardous driving conditions on the M6 at Shap and sections of the A66 and A6.