Return flights to the UK have been canceled amid severe flooding on the Greek islands

UK-bound flights from a Greek island have been canceled as the region continues to be hit by heavy rain and widespread flooding.

Police closed off traffic in the resort of Skiathos as record rainfall caused at least one death, flooded roads and swept away cars.

Storm Daniel is causing severe flooding across the region, with streams overflowing their banks and cars being washed out to sea.

British tourists have taken to social media to plead for help after being stranded on Skiathos, which lies east of mainland Greece.

Jet2 said all its flights due to leave the island on Tuesday and Wednesday – five in total – were cancelled.

The airline said it was monitoring the forecast and would confirm new departure times as soon as possible.

Four flights scheduled from the UK to the island on Wednesday were also cancelled.

On Monday, a flight from London Stansted to Skiathos was diverted to the mainland city of Thessaloniki due to weather conditions, where customers were provided with hotel accommodation until they could return to the UK.

Holidaymaker Emma Taylor, who has been stranded by the weather, told MailOnline: ‘This is a serious storm. Flooding in our hotel corridors, ceilings, power outages, and we are lucky to be high up in Skiathos Palace, Koukounaries.

Some guests have been asked to check out of their rooms.

Another holidaymaker told the website: “The hotel is running out of food supplies. There is no possibility of supplying another because the road next to our hotel has collapsed.

“The rain has been heavy for about 36 hours. Our hotel is now hosting local families who have lost theirs on the beach.”

In a statement to affected customers posted on its website, Jet2 said: “We regret to inform you that due to the current and forecast weather affecting the island of Skiathos, we have delayed your flight.

“Heavy rainfall and storms continue to affect Skiathos, this is part of an adverse weather phenomenon called Storm Daniel.

“We are monitoring the forecast and will confirm your new departure time as soon as the forecast allows.

“We understand how frustrating this situation is, but rest assured that our dedicated UK-based Operations Team is working tirelessly to ensure we get you back to the UK when it is safe to do so.

“We know this is not the news you want to hear, however, the safety and well-being of all our customers and crew is paramount. While at the destination, please continue to follow the advice of the Local Authority.”

Elsewhere in Greece, police banned traffic in the central city of Volos and the nearby mountain region of Pelion.

The fire service said a man was killed near Volos when a wall buckled and fell on him.

Five people are missing, possibly swept away by a flood.

Authorities sent cellphone alerts to several other areas of central Greece, the Sporades island chain and the island of Evia warning citizens to limit their outdoor movements.

Streams overflowed their banks and swept cars into the sea in the Pelion region, while rocks blocked roads, a small bridge was washed away and many areas suffered power outages.

Greece's Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias said the storms were expected to subside after midday on Wednesday and urged people in the affected areas to stay indoors.

The storm comes after major summer fires have ravaged Greece in recent weeks, with some burning for more than a fortnight and destroying vast areas of forest and farmland.

More than 20 people were killed in the fires.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis blamed both the fires and the storms on climate change, while admitting that his center-right government “obviously didn't handle things as well as we would have liked” on the fire front.

“I fear that careless summers as we know them … will cease to exist and from now on the coming summers are likely to be increasingly difficult,” he said on Tuesday.