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South East on flood alert after heavy rain

More than one-and-a-half inches of rain has fallen in 24 hours with more wet weather forecast for the coming days, and three flood alerts are in place in the South East.

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain while the Environment Agency has four flood alerts in place, meaning flooding is possible - three in the South East and one in the Midlands.

Many other places also experienced similar levels of rain, with the Bank Holiday weekend a washout for the south east of England in particular.

Met Office forecaster Dan Williams said: "It's been a pretty wet 24 hours. It sums up a fairly wet Bank Holiday Monday across most of the UK, which is extending with quite a few showers around in the South."

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Great Dorset Steam Fair appeals for help in the mud

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair is due to start tomorrow (Wednesday) Credit: ITV News

Organisers of The Great Dorset Steam Fair at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford say it is still on for tomorrow, despite the bad weather.

Exhibitors and campers are arriving at the site and the fair is appealing for owners of 4x4s and Landrovers to help out in the mud.

We are currently experiencing adverse weather conditions at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and would welcome any assistance from any local Tractors and Drivers.

– Great Dorset Steam Fair

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