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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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Video: Lightning strikes light up skies across UK

Over 3,000 lightning strikes were reported across the UK in just two hours this morning. The storms were caused by hot air pushing up from the south.

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