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Parts of the UK hit by heavy rain and high winds

Torrential rain and 70mph winds have been causing flooding and transport chaos across parts of the UK.

The rail network has been badly hit by heavy rain, with delays or suspensions to trains in Devon and Cornwall and the West Coast Main Line.

There are 23 flood warnings and 130 alerts in England and Wales, and flood alerts in nine areas of Scotland. Northern Ireland is also set to be hit.

The Met Office said up to 100mm (4in) of rain could fall over parts of northern and central England, north and east Wales over 24 hours.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 24 Sep 2012
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