Weather warnings have been issued in Gloucestershire ahead of prolonged heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday.
A flood alert has also been placed on the River Wye past Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean.
Any last minute Christmas shopping early next week is likely to get consumers extremely wet, and people travelling to be with friends and family over the festive break are being told to be very cautious.
The Met Office has placed a yellow weather alert - the least severe, but still meaning people need to be on guard - across the entire west and south coasts on Monday and Tuesday.
Showers are expected to start tomorrow, making way for lengthy, heavy deluges on Monday and into Tuesday morning.
Christmas Day looks set to be crisp and clear though.