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Flooding Threatened As Heavy Rain Forecast
Parts of Britain have been warned to brace for flash flooding over the next 48 hours.
The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning across the East of England, with persistent rain - heavy at times - threatening localised flooding and travel disruption.
The areas worst-affected by the wet weather are expected to be Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber where up to 70mm of rain could fall.
The Environment Agency (EA) also warned of a flood risk in the east, mainly from surface water and low-lying rivers.
Sky Weather Presenter Jo Wheeler said: "Eastern parts of the country will see some significant rainfall over the next 24 hours or so, with Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber potentially seeing† 70mm of rain.
"This would be enough to cause some unpleasant driving conditions and some flash flooding.
"The rain will not be exclusive to the east, but heaviest there whilst much of the country will see some wet weather at times."
The EA has issued 10 low-level flood alerts in the South East and the Midlands, mainly warning of groundwater flooding close to rivers.
The agency said: "There may be some flooding of low-lying land and roads, some disruption to travel and possibly flooding to individual properties."