Flood warnings issued across the UK after weekend's heavy rain drenched the country

The UK could be hit by widespread flooding as rovers remain high after the country was battered by rain. Here, rivers in Worcester burst their banks following the weekend. (AP)

Britain could be hit by widespread flooding following the weekend’s heavy rain which battered the country, causing travel chaos.

On Sunday, the Environment Agency has issued 82 flood warnings and 117 flood alerts, with the Midlands most affected by the wet weather.

Parts of Gloucestershire and York are already under water as fire crews were pictured assisting residents after rivers like the Oust burst their banks.

The heavy downpours on Friday and Saturday postponed football matches, caused train delays and flooded roads.

Although the Met Office says that the worst of the rain is over, river levels have remained high so the warnings and alerts are still in place.

A staff member walks outside the flooded Vue Bar in Worcester following the heavy downpours on Friday and Saturday. (AP)

The River Severn in the West Midlands is due to be a flood risk until Tuesday, while the River Wye and the River Trent also have multiple warnings in place.

The Environment Agency said there will be travel disruption in the affected areas and some individual properties will flood.

A "danger to life" warning was issued on Friday as heavy rain battered northern England and South Wales, while the Met Office said Scotland could see its first snow.

The rain was caused by a low-pressure system over the Azores which came across to the UK, bringing widespread rain with it.

Despite the warnings, the country is expected to have some dry and sunny weather on Monday.

Members of Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service rescue residents stranded in flood water from the River Wye in Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire. (PA)
Members of Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service, in Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, as they prepare to enter flood water from the River Wye which has flooded parts of the village. (Getty)

In a forecast issued for Monday, the Met Office said: “Most areas bright with long periods of sunshine, albeit hazy across southern England.

“Most parts dry, but some showers over northern Scotland and the far east of England.

“Cloudier and windy over Cornwall where rain at times for some.”

But due to the warnings, flood defences have been put in place in Bewdley, Hereford, Upton-upon-Severn and Shrewsbury, and temporary barriers were erected at Ironbridge in Shropshire.

Fire service members rescue a brother and sister who were left stranded in a holiday property surrounded by flood water from the River Wye in Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire. (PA)

The flood forecast issued by the Environment Agency on Sunday said: “Local flooding is expected from rivers across parts of the West Midlands today and tomorrow.

“Local flooding from rivers is also probable across other parts of the Midlands and parts of Lincolnshire today and also possible over parts of Yorkshire today and Nottinghamshire tomorrow.

READ MORE FROM YAHOO NEWS

Flood warnings issued across England as heavy rains set to drench the country

Europe ‘warming faster than climate models projected’, research suggests

You can buy an umbrella that's lighter than your smartphone

“Local ongoing flooding from the River Severn in the West Midlands is possible through to Tuesday.

“Land, roads and some individual properties will flood and there will be local travel disruption.”