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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Lightning strikes continue in second night of storms

Lightning strikes continued across the UK on Friday night, just hours after Brits enjoyed temperatures of 32C.

Jamie Bellinger captured an image of a lightning strike in Chippenham, Wiltshere. Credit: Jamie Bellinger

The conditions seemed to keep many people awake, after a #thunderandlightning began trending on Twitter in the early hours of Saturday.

More than 3,000 strikes were reported across the UK in just two hours on Friday morning.

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