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Five days of weather warnings as parts of UK brace for more floods

Parts of Britain are facing the threat of flooding this weekend and into next week – including some areas still clearing up after torrential downpours earlier this month.

The Met Office has yellow weather warnings in place for five days from Saturday until Wednesday – and 40mm to 60mm of rain could fall on some of these days.

Forecasters say a number of homes and businesses may flood, and the rain could cause travel disruption.

Eight flood warnings are currently in place in the South West and North East of England, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

There are also about 60 flood alerts, meaning people should be prepared.

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On Saturday, the South West, the North East, and Yorkshire and Humber were among the regions under threat as rain moved north towards Scotland.

Firefighters in Devon and Cornwall warned drivers to stay away from flooded roads.

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Yorkshire was one of the areas which suffered badly from floods earlier this month.

The Army was called in less than a fortnight ago to help stricken communities after towns and villages around Doncaster and Sheffield and parts of the Midlands were drenched.

Doncaster Council said 970 homes and businesses in the town were affected by the rain between 7 and 15 November.

Image: The Army was deployed to help communities hit by floods in November. File pic

On Sunday, there was set to be a bit of a respite before more heavy rain was expected in the South West and Wales in the late afternoon and into Monday morning.

There was a warning for further downpours in the South West and Wales from 12pm on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday, as well as warnings in Yorkshire and Humber and the East Midlands for the whole of Wednesday.

Sky's weather producer Chris England said: "Parts of northeast and central Britain will be wet on Saturday night, with some disruption possible, but it will be mostly dry elsewhere.

"There will be just a few drizzly outbreaks and some hill fog. Northern and central Britain will see more rain tonight, although western Scotland will stay mainly dry.

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