Almost a month's rain in a day

Typically British Summer weather has caused problems for drivers both on the public roads, and at Silverstone where practice for the British Grand Prix began in treacherous conditions.

Organisers there and planners of other Summer events will now be looking nervously at the skies for the next 48 hours.

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Wet weather disruption

Heavy rain on Friday means more than 40 flood alerts in the Anglia region and several events have been called off.