Britain braced for more storms as rain batters southern England
Rain has been battering many parts of the UK for several days
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Sunday, 29, Apr 2012 10:55
By Tom Witham
Britons in many parts of the country are being warned to prepare for a fresh wave of storms and torrential rain over the coming days.
The Environment Agency has revealed it is of the belief that floods may spread across parts of southern England, the Midlands, Wales and the east.
For many, the weekend has already been a wash-out and that shows no signs of ending today (April 29th) or in the early part of next week.
An Amber warning has been issued by the Met Office, meaning it advises "being prepared" for an onslaught of poor weather.
It also warned of extremely strong winds developing in certain areas, such as the Pennines, the south-west and Wales.
In a statement, the organisation said: "Gusts of 50-60mph, perhaps stronger over exposed coasts and hills, will likely blow some trees over leading to some localised disruption."
The Environment Agency noted that many parts of the country experiencing storms are also officially in a state of drought, but this will not be reversed by a short period of heavy rainfall.