Mapping: UK hit by more than 600 flood warnings and alerts after Storm Henk rains

More than 600 flood warnings and warnings are in place across the UK after Storm Hank lashed much of the country with heavy rain.

As of Wednesday morning there were 298 Environment Agency warnings and 346 still in place as 10,000 homes remain without power. A severe flood warning had been issued for the River Nene at Billing Aquadrome holiday park and surrounding businesses in Northampton after hundreds of holidaymakers were evacuated on Tuesday, but it was lifted on Wednesday morning.

The UK rail network was hit by flooding and power outages on Tuesday afternoon, with many carriers reporting ongoing problems for the next morning's journey.

Hundreds of red warnings and orange alerts are in place across the country

(UK Government)

Greater Anglia said it was still experiencing severe disruption, with no-travel warnings on services in Norwich, Colchester, Peterborough and Cambridge, while South Western Railway said disruption linked to the storm was likely to continue throughout of the day.

Great Northern Rail said services will be delayed from Cambridge to Ely and Kings Lynn until 10am on Wednesday as they work to repair damaged overhead wires and remove a damaged train.

Southern Rail also said delays were expected with repairs underway between Uckfield, Buxted and Crowborough, while Great Western Railway said problems were likely until the end of the day due to heavy flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway.

Flood warnings cover much of central England

(UK government)

Hundreds of flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, are in place across much of England from the Lake District in the north to Eastbourne in the south.

Flood warnings, where flooding is possible, are even more widespread and cover almost every part of England after Tuesday's rain.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service alone said they received 140 flood-related calls in the last 24 hours.

Leicestershire Police said a large number of homes were affected by flooding in Loughborough, with police closing Belton Road from the junction of Jubilee Drive to Meadow Lane and the A426 Lutterworth Road from Little Glen Road to the Leicester Road Roundabout in Blaby.

Flooding closed the A52 in Nottinghamshire westbound from the A60 (Nottingham Knight roundabout) to the A606 (Edwalton) and the A1 in Lincolnshire northbound from the A52 (Grantham) to the B6326 (near Newark).

The National Highways Agency said: “With more rain expected in many areas during the day, it is expected that roads will remain closed for several hours.”