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More misery with severe weather warning predicted

Large areas of rain-lashed Britain have been warned to be on alert for more bad weather later this week.

The Met Office said another deep area of low pressure will spread eastwards across the country on Friday bringing heavy rain and strong to gale force winds.

Between 20 to 30 millimetres of rain is forecast with up to 40 millimetres on some high ground in the south west of England.

The heavy rain will be accompanied by strong to gale force winds.

The Met Office said it was warning already flood-hit and rain saturated areas to be on the alert.

The forecaster has issued severe weather warnings for south west England and the south of England for Friday.

"The public should be aware of possible disruption, primarily due to further flooding, chiefly in areas already, or recently, affected," the Met Office said in a statement on its website.

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