A DELUGE of heavy showers, thunder storms and flooding will continue to batter Britain for the rest of the week, the Met Office forecasts.
Environment Agency flood alerts – and more serious flood warnings – continue today as more bad weather sweeps in.
As many as 13 flood alerts and two flood warnings have been issued across the country for Wednesday – mainly affecting the Midlands and the North East.
Met Office weather maps also show scrawly and intense showers sweeping in from the west.
These severe bouts of rainfall will mainly affect Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far south and west of England.
Thankfully, the showers will be interspersed with spells of sunshine today – providing some respite for drenched Brits.
But severe gales topping 40mph will also be a big factor in the weather today – especially across the Highlands and western parts.
The Met Office said of Wednesday's conditions: "A mixture of sunny spells and showers.
"Showers heaviest and most frequent in the west with a risk of thunder, whilst some eastern areas remain dry. Windy."
It added for tonight: "Further showers are likely near western coasts but many inland and eastern areas becoming dry with clear spells.
Thursday will see yet more showers and strong gales in store for many.
Those in the east of the country could see some break from the bad weather first thing tomorrow as showers briefly let up.
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The Met Office said: "A dry, bright start in the south and east.
"Clouding over, with showers in the northwest, then persistent rain moving eastwards.
"Windy, with coastal gales in the west later."
Friday will see a fresh wave of low air pressure, forecasters say – continuing the weather's theme of the week.
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