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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.

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Britain set for heavy rain with 270 flood alerts and warnings

Britain is set to be drenched by heavy rain again this weekend Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Britain is set to be hit by heavy rain this weekend, with forecasters predicting up to two inches in several areas before Monday.

More than 270 alerts and warnings have been put in place by the Environment Agency.

Sally Webb, forecaster at MeteoGroup, said: "Rainfall totals could exceed 50mm in the next 72 hours, but it won't all come today.

"Wales, south west England and Scotland will be the hardest hit areas.

"The rain is coming in bands and it is going to be pretty persistent during the day time today with more showers on Sunday, but it is Monday that's going to bring the most rain coupled with strong winds.

"It is looking to be turning a little bit more settled in around 10 day's time."

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