Thames Barrier reopens

The Thames Barrier has reopened, according to the Environment Agency, after being shut as a precaution against flooding:

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The #Thames #barrier is now open again. We will continue to carefully monitor the tide and flow data for the Thames.

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Flood warnings across UK

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the country as forecasters predict more wet weather. 2012 looks set to become the wettest year on record for the UK.