UK flash flood warning

Parts of England and Wales are being warned of possible flash floods. Four flood warnings are in place for south west England. Some areas have seen up to 50mm of rain.

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Rain 'not enough' to alleviate drought

Forecasters at Meteogroup said the weather looked set to remain unsettled for at least the next week, with heavy showers and some more persistent rain.

"Parts of the South West have seen up to 50mm of rain, and there has been some localised surface water flooding in Devon and Cornwall''

"Environment Agency staff have been out on the ground clearing blocked drainage screens across St Austell, Pentewan, Mevagissey, Porthtreath and Bude. We also closed the flood gate on the River Batherm in Devon."

"On Thursday further heavy showers could bring the risk of further localised flooding in Wales, the Midlands and the North West''

– Environment Agency Spokesman

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The latest Met Office UK forecast: 'Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain'

The latest Met Office forecast is as follows:

This evening and tonight:

Rain should push into northern UK overnight, stalling over northeastern UK to reinforce persistent rain and hill snow here. More showery further south, with showers merging in places to longer spells of rain. Windy in both northern and southeastern UK.

Thursday:

Persistent rain continuing in northeastern UK, coupled with hill snow and strong winds. Showery elsewhere, these becoming heavy and slow-moving over Wales and northern England, perhaps giving localised surface flooding.

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