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UK weather: Flood hit Britain in pictures

In Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, the Royal Air Force has been drafted in after the River Steeping breached its banks. (SWNS)

In pictures: Britain's flooding chaos after a week of torrential summer rain

It is supposed to be summer.

But you would never guess it as soggy and dripping Britain braced itself for a fresh wave of flood warnings on Thursday.

Up to 10cm of rain fell in southern and central Scotland, where forecasters said there was a “danger to life and property”.

There was also a warning about potential power cuts.

A yellow weather warning was in place for parts of northern England and northern Wales, where some householders were using sandbags to try and push back the rising waters.

The picture is grim almost everywhere across the UK - again - after a week that has already brought double the usual amount of rain for June in just a few days.

On Thursday due to yet more rain, roads were blocked and train services suspended.

Emergency services in the Midlands were warning people to stay indoors because of flooding risk and three people were rescued from a car stuck in a ford near Sutton Coldfield.

The Environment Agency has issued 49 flood alerts for England, advising flooding is possible, and 10 flood warnings,