Its massive proportions can be seen in comparison to a passerby captured in images at the sinkhole’s edge.
Electricity engineers visited the site today to assess the re-routing of cables, after two electricity poles were left standing precariously either side of the hole.
Four inches of rain could fall in parts of the UK over the next 10 days – with the South once again bearing the brunt, forecasters said.
David Cameron urged the Department for Communities and Local Government to “ensure councils have robust plans” in place for the incoming weather.
The Government’s Cobra emergency committee has discussed the crisis and agreed to give funding to councils struggling to cope.
Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said three separate storms are gearing up this week, with gales of up to 90mph and downpours.
He said: “There is a three-pronged attack due this week with storms due on Sunday night, Tuesday and then again on Wednesday with a complete New Year washout on the cards.”