Flood risk warning as more downpours are forecast


Heavy showers look set to return for parts of the country after days of sporadic deluges triggered flash flooding.

North Wales, the north west of England, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland could see isolated downpours dumping over a week of rain in an hour on Thursday, bringing a risk of localised flooding.

Elsewhere conditions are set to be warm and sunny, although eastern parts will have to wait for fog to burn off during the morning.

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said: "The biggest risk of showers will be in those western areas where they may be quite heavy, although not as bad as we had seen in recent days."