UK weather: Flood warnings issued as swathes of Britain hit by third day of downpours

Weather warnings are in place across large parts of the UK as torrential rain continues for a third day.

The Environment Agency has issued 44 flood alerts for England, advising flooding was possible, and five flood warnings, which mean flooding is expected and immediate action is needed.

This week has seen showers and thunderstorms in southern and eastern parts of England, with a persistent band of rain edging north and west as the week has continued.

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