New Flash Flood Warnings Issued
|Homes and businesses have been issued with fresh flood warnings in parts of England.
The number of flood warnings, which signal that flooding is expected and ordering people to take immediate action, rose to five overnight. All of the warnings concerned riverside areas in the south-east, including the River Ouzel in Bedfordshire.
More than 40 flood alerts, which mean that flooding is possible, were issued by the Environment Agency, again mainly for the south-east but also for East Anglia, the Midlands, the north-east and south-west.
Up to 65mm of rain has fallen within 24 hours, more than southern England's average rainfall for the whole of June, flooding homes and businesses, closing schools and disrupting transport.
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A severe weather warning issued by the Met Office for London, the south-east, east and south-west of England and Wales remains in force.
And there is no end in sight to the bad weather in some parts of the country, with another area of low pressure bringing in more rainclouds expected later in the week.
Though forecasters were not expecting torrential rain immediately the fear is that even light rain on saturated ground could cause problems.
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