Flood-hit residents enjoying a break in the bad weather have been warned there may be worse to come.
The Environment Agency said three severe flood warnings remain in place - a drop of a third since the beginning of the weekend.
Around 180 homes have been flooded so far, with Somerset among the worst affected areas.
However, while the weather has brightened up today the Environment Agency warned the whole of the south of England will be at an "increased risk" of flooding within the next 24 hours.
The agency's flood risk manager, Kate Marks, said that as high tides and large waves threaten the south coast, further rain on already saturated ground could lead to river flooding.
She said: "With further severe weather conditions expected in the coming days, the Environment Agency is likely to issue further warnings so people should check their flood risk and get early warnings so they can take action to protect their property."
Since Friday evening 73,000 homes have been protected from flooding and over 55,000 properties have been sent a flood warning.
Among the flooding hotspots has been the south west of England, where people say they are "sick to death" of the situation.
Locals in Somerset are renewing calls for overflowing rivers to be dredged as their communities prepare for a sixth consecutive week of flooding.
Father-of-two Gavin Sadler is a member of campaign group Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG).
He said: "I've been looking out at where my garden used to be and I can now see a lake instead.
"There's only been a slight drop in water levels, but with more rain there's growing concern about the situation.
"We were in the same boat last year and were told it was a one in a 100-year flood - now it's happened again.
"We began speaking our concerns back on December 18 and it feels like it's only now that we are being taken seriously.
"In that time we're now into our fifth week of flooding and the water study now shows 60 times more than the safe pollution levels.
"Some lessons need to be learned."
Graphic designer Mr Sadler, like many fellow residents in the Moorlands and Burrowbridge areas, are preparing for more flooding.
Officials say flooding could affect the south coasts of Devon and Cornwall tomorrow as well as Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Strong winds and high waves could cause flooding along the whole of the south coast on Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Environment Agency teams have been out in force again this weekend, deploying defences in at-risk communities along the Severn - including at Frankwell, Bewdley and Ironbridge, deploying sandbags along riverbanks, clearing river blockages, monitoring water levels, and sending out flood warnings.
The pumping operation on the Somerset Levels continues around the clock, with up to 1.5 million tonnes of water being pumped off the Levels every day.
With further rain expected following the wettest January on record in some places, saturated ground and high river levels could lead to further river flooding this week.
The River Severn in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, the Frome and Avon in Dorset, the river Thames and its tributaries in Oxfordshire, West Berkshire, Reading, Slough and Hampshire and the Medway in Kent are all of concern this week.
While the number of severe flood warnings has decreased, 78 flood warnings and 265 flood alerts are in place across England and Wales.
An Environment Agency spokesman said: "All of the severe flood warnings are for the River Severn, A severe flood warning means that there is danger to life
"A flood warning means that flooding of property is expected and that people should take action to prepare.
"And a flood alert means flooding is possible so be prepared."
Among the obvious dangers of flood water, the agency said that just six inches of fast-flowing water is enough to knock someone off their feet and a mere cup-full can damage a vehicle's engine.
In Wales, 10 people had to be rescued from a bus in Newgale after a bus got stuck on the seafront.
Coastguards said the vehicle had been hit by a large wave before being surrounded by flood water.
Another dramatic rescue saw eight horses pulled from flooded fields, close to the River Chelmer, Chelmsford, Essex.
The RSPCA said its inspectors rounded up five of the animals, before a specialist water rescue team were deployed to save the remaining three which had been cut off by the waters.
Inspector Nicky Thorne said the six-strong RSPCA team donned dry suits and waded into the flood water to carefully round up the horses using rope lines.
He said: "The team worked very carefully and slowly to move the horses. In one place the horses had to go through a ditch where the water was deeper.
"They had to swim a few steps but despite being a bit wet they were none the worse for their experience."