Weather warnings in place as heavy rain continues

Weather warnings are in place across the UK as torrential rain continues for another day.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the north of England, Midlands, Scotland and Wales on Wednesday.

The forecaster warned there was a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded and the weather could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures.

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A Land Rover crashes through standing water on a road near Tenterden in Kent, following heavy rain.
A car crashes through standing water on a road near Tenterden in Kent, following heavy rain.
A car crashes through standing water on a road near Tenterden in Kent, following heavy rain.
A woman walking in the rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
Tourists in the rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
A man walks along the pier in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
People in the rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
People walk along the pier in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
German exchange students brave torrential rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
A woman walking in the rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
Two German exchange students brave torrential rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
Two German exchange students brave torrential rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
Two German exchange students brave torrential rain on the promenade in Eastbourne, Sussex, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
Grounds staff try and keep the rain off the pitch during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.
A lorry passes through a large puddle on the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
A lorry passes through a large puddle on the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as the predicted heavy rain sweeps across the south east.
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Flood alert warnings were issued for some areas in England, Wales and Scotland.

The Environment Agency issued 44 flood alerts for England, advising flooding was possible, and five flood warnings, which mean flooding is expected and immediate action is needed.

This week has seen showers and thunderstorms in southern and eastern parts of England, with a persistent band of rain edging north and west as the week has continued.

Met Office weather warnings are in place until Thursday.

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