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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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Weather: Unsettled outlook for Britain as storms hit

Severe weather is expected to move northwards across many parts.

It will generally be an unsettled day across the British Isles today. Areas of heavy showers and thunderstorms, which will be severe in places, will move northwards across many parts.

Some drier and brighter spells are also expected and it will continue to feel humid.

Temperatures becoming very warm, locally hot in the east, with highs of 27C (81F).

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