Britain is braced for another day of heavy rain and storms causing flooding, disruption to travellers and another mudbath for Glastonbury-goers.

The Environment Agency has four flood watches in place - at Faustian Beck and Pinxton near Nottingham, the River Doe Lea in Derbyshire, and Frisby near Leicester.

And flooding is also causing problems on the railways, disrupting the journeys of thousands of passengers.

A Network Rail spokesman said the east coast mainline outside Nottingham is blocked by a landslip and the west coast mainline south of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire is also blocked both ways.

There are also speed restrictions on the line between Manchester and Liverpool because of signalling problems caused by damp cabling.

In Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury, Oxfordshire, was closed at 8pm last night because of water-logging, affecting passengers on Virgin and Chiltern Trains between Birmingham and London.

Virgin Trains said taxis were sent to pick up 100 passengers stranded at Leamington Spa and trains at Birmingham were cancelled or diverted.

Glasgow Queen Street station was shut because of flooding last night but has since reopened, the Network Rail spokesman said.

John Hutchinson, forecaster at MeteoGroup UK, PA's weather division, said the bad weather was set to continue. "There is the potential for there to be some pretty heavy downpours around but the air is not as moist as the past few days so I don't think it will be quite as bad as it could have been," he said.

"There will be some pretty unpleasant conditions around though - particularly in Scotland and in eastern parts of England. Those are the most likely areas although across central southern England there could be a few thunderstorms too."