AA: Drivers should prepare for flash flooding

The AA says this week has been one of its busiest for flood-related call-outs and is warning drivers to take extra precautions.

With more heavy rain forecast across the Midlands, Wales and the South West, road conditions in the affected areas are likely to only get worse as the ground is so saturated. Even if you think you know your local roads, don't be complacent, as flash flooding continues to be a real risk and is catching people out.

– Darron Burness, the AA's Head of Special Operations

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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.