UK weather: Britain braces for more flooding with a month's rain set to fall today

Mail Online | 8/16/2019 | Josh White For The Daily Mail;Mark Duell for MailOnline
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Britain's soggy summer is set to continue today, with rain and high winds bringing in a weekend of damp weather across the country.

Holidaymakers heading to the West Country for a staycation break may want to pack board games as they face some of the worst of the downpours - with up to a month's worth of rain expected to fall within 14 hours.

Met - Office - Wales - Swathe - England

The Met Office is warning that Wales and a huge swathe of western England are at risk of flooding and travel disruption, thanks to the rainfall.

However, things are looking much better for the bank holiday weekend in a week's time, with highs of 75F (24C) and sunshine expected for many parts of the country.

Today - Devon - Cornwall - Somerset - Dorset

Today, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, and parts of Hampshire and Gloucestershire are also expected to be affected by the downpours.

The North West will not be spared a lashing either with Manchester, Blackburn and Merseyside set to bear the brunt of the rain.

Met - Office - Weather - Warning - Evening

The Met Office's weather warning, lasting until 10pm this evening, says 'flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible'.

Heavy rain may also coincide with peak travel times...
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