Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Britain set to be lashed by floods and strong winds as alerts warn that downpours will affect several counties

Parts of Britain were put on flood alert today with heavy rain due in the coming days, the Environment Agency has warned.

Forecasters are predicting that up to four inches of rain will fall in south-west England and south-east Wales before the weekend.

With the downpours falling on already saturated ground, there is a risk that river and groundwater flooding will occur in several counties.