Flood warnings issued across UK

Britian is back on flood alert as heavy rainfall contined overnight

A dog walker finds a path alongside the floodwater from the Pocklington Canal in East Yorkshire after more rain fell over the country

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Heavy showers will continue to batter parts of the UK, bringing the risk of more flooding problems, forecasters said.

The Environment Agency (EA) has seven flood warnings in place, its second highest alert, which means flooding is expected.

About 80 areas across England and Wales were on flood alert, the EA's lowest warning.

Experts said flood risks remained in the south-west of England and parts of Wales following days of heavy rain which on Saturday brought flash floods to coastal towns in England and Scotland.

Sally Webb, forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "The south-west of England and Wales will get quite a battering today with heavy showers moving in.

"They will remain quite heavy through the night as well, particularly through the Bristol Channel.

"Anglian areas will get some showers, particularly this evening, but should have sunny spells like the rest of the country.

"It will be the south-west of England and western parts of Wales that will see the worst of the weather, with up to 10mm of rain in some places."

The EA said large waves and high tide levels had brought the risk of homes flooding and travel disruption in parts of south Wales, eastern parts of the Bristol Channel and along the south coast of England.

In a statement on its website, the agency said: "Impacts may include the flooding of individual properties, local disruption to travel and spray and wave overtopping in the coastal areas. There are also ongoing flooding issues on the Somerset Levels, and ongoing groundwater flooding in parts of Dorset and Wiltshire."

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