Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.

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300 properties flooded in 24 hours, says Downing Street

Three hundred properties have been flooded over the last 24 hours, according to Downing Street.

In total, there have been 88 flood warnings and 188 flood alerts.

"The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely," the Prime Minister's spokesman said.

She warned that more rain and high winds could make the situation over the weekend.

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