Thames Barrier to re-open at 4pm 'as tide drops'

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Thames Barrier to re-open at 4pm today as tide drops. Nice pic of barrier taken earlier today by @matt_leat here: http://t.co/z01r79MIop

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Flood warnings issued as heavy rain forecast

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