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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Britain braced for heavy storms after heatwave

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 majority of flood alerts are in place in the Midlands, South East and South West. Credit: Environment Agency/Shoothill

The Environment Agency warned that up to 30mm (1.2in) of rain could fall in an hour in some areas.

The agency says that almost every county in England and Wales is at "medium" risk of flooding today, and has issued 59 flood alerts at the time of writing, warning people to be prepared.

The majority of these are in the Midlands, the South East and the South West.

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