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UK storms: 'Glimmer of hope the worst may be over'

More heavy rain and gale-force winds are sweeping across southern Britain as engineers try to reconnect more than 16,000 properties still without power.

South-west England has seen torrential rain, with strong winds in the Isles of Scilly and snow on higher ground.

Seventeen severe flood warnings remain in place in parts of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Berkshire and Surrey.

BBC Weather presenter John Hammond says "there is a glimmer of hope the worst may be over".

  • 14 Feb 2014
  • From the section UK
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