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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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Hot and humid conditions with highs of 33C

For many it will be fine, dry and it will turn hot and humid across southeastern, central and eastern England with highs of 33 Celsius (91F).

Many can expect temperatures of 33C on Friday. Credit: Met Office

Some thundery showers are expected across central, then northern parts of the UK as we head through the day.

However, it will be cloudier and cooler in the southwest. Thunderstorms are expected to spread from the south later this evening.

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