UK weather: Met Office warns of more floods as rain set to continue

Parts of Britain are facing the threat of flooding this weekend and into next week - including some areas still clearing up after torrential downpours earlier this month.

The Met Office has yellow weather warnings in place until Wednesday - and 40mm to 60mm of rain could fall on some of these days.

Forecasters say a number of homes and businesses may flood, and the rain could cause travel disruption.

Eight flood warnings are currently in place in the South West and North East of England, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

There are also about 60 flood alerts, meaning people should be prepared.

Firefighters in Devon and Cornwall warned drivers to stay away from flooded roads.

Yorkshire was one of the areas which suffered badly from floods earlier this month.

The Army was called in less than a fortnight ago to help stricken communities after towns and villages around Doncaster and Sheffield and parts of the Midlands were drenched.

Doncaster Council said 970 homes and businesses in the town were affected by the rain between 7 and 15 November.

There is set to be a bit of a respite today before more heavy rain is expected in the South West and Wales into Monday morning.

There was a warning for further downpours in the South West and Wales from 12pm on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday, as well as warnings in Yorkshire and Humber and the East Midlands for the whole of Wednesday.

Sky's weather producer Chris England said: "The rain will become largely confined to northeast Scotland by morning, but there will be a few light showers in the west and some fog and drizzle on the hills.

"Britain will see showery rain spreading from the South West on Monday, with sunny spells and more scattered showers following to the South later."