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Lewis Vaughan Jones reports on the flood alerts across large areas of England and Wales, amid predictions of another deluge. The bad weather has already forced the Olympic Torch Relay evening event to take shelter indoors.
Also, not for the first time this summer rain stopped play at the cricket - England v West Indies at Headingley and on the Isle of Wight, thousands of festival-goers were stranded in their cars by a sea of mud.
Large parts of England and Wales are on flood alert after a month's worth of rain was predicted to fall in just 24 hours.
The deluge is expected to batter the north west of England with heavy rain and high winds lasting until Sunday, experts warn.
The news comes as a one-day cricket match was cancelled and hundreds of music fans were forced to sleep in their cars in traffic which became gridlocked as the rain turned the Isle of Wight festival into a mudbath.
The North East, North West, Wales, and South West will bear the brunt of the adverse weather, with several flood alerts already in place and more predicted.
Festival-goers camp in the mud after enduring travel chaos to get to the event. For more on this story visit the ITV Meridian website.
British Red Cross emergency teams have been helping campers at the Isle of Wight festival deal with the extreme conditions.
They have advised fans to ensure they are well prepared with the right clothing, food, equipment and contingency plans.
Hampshire Police said in a statement that they still expect "significant delays" for Isle of Wight Festival revellers today:
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