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Floods warning with heavy storms set to return

After basking in the year's hottest temperatures at the end of the week, Britain is now braced for torrential downpours and storms that could cause flash flooding across large parts of the country.

The Environment Agency has warned almost every county in England and Wales is at "medium" risk of flooding, and has issued dozens of flood alerts, the majority of which are in the Midlands, South West and South East.

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Met Office issues heatwave alert as temperatures soar

The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert with temperatures set to soar tomorrow in parts of Britain.

Temperatures could exceed 30C in parts of the UK. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The hot weather is expected to start on Thursday evening and continue to Saturday, with heatwave conditions expected to sweep parts of the South East, London, the East of England, the East Midlands and West Midlands.

A level 2 heat-health alert, which is activated when there is at least a 60% chance of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days to have an impact on health, has been issued by the Met Office.

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