Torrential rain warning for UK

The Met Office has warned of torrential rain in parts of the UK, with northern and eastern England likely to witness slow-moving showers on Wednesday.

The Environment Agency warned people in Lincolnshire, northern England and Nottinghamshire that the regions continued to be at a "low risk" of flooding.

Aisling Creevey, a forecaster atMeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Across south-eastern Scotland, north-eastern England and parts of east Cumbria there are likely to be showers through the day, possibly merging into longer spells of rain.

"There's also a risk of locally torrential downpours.

"It looks like the showers will dry out by the late afternoon and by this evening it will be mostly dry."

Meanwhile, strong showers which hit parts of Scotland are expected to subside by Wednesday morning.

North East, parts of Cumbria, the East of England and the East Midlands were said to be at risk of flooding on Tuesday.

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