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Brits urged to ‘protect yourself’ as relentless rain puts UK on red alert

Brits have been urged to 'protect themselves' as torrential rain sweep large parts of the country, according to the The Environment Agency.

Flood alerts have been issued across the UK as drizzly weather looks set to make an unwelcome return.

Heavy showers are expected to continue, with strong winds through parts of the north, and pushing all the way from west to east.

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­Meanwhile, snow has been hitting parts of northern Scotland already this week as it enters into a mini cold snap.

Forecasters say that snow is also on the way in parts of the north, with the western hills particularly likely to see snowfall.

Jonathan Vautrey, from the Met Office, said: “Unsettled weather is looking like it will continue throughout the rest of the new working week, so there will be further outbreaks of rain and showers.

"Windy as well, certainly as we head toward Wednesday and that will take an edge off the temperature.”

Meanwhile there are also flood warning in place for Keswick Campsite in Cumbria and 14 flood alerts in place across England.

Parts of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Shropshire are all at risk from torrential downpours.

The northern part of the Lake District stood out last weekend after seeing a huge downpour when the rest of the country saw little more than the odd drizzle.

Forecaster for Netweather Ian Simpson said: “Storms will be most likely across eastern Wales, Midlands and northern England.

“Storms may be ­accompanied by hail and may produce flooding.”

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The Environment Agency issued a flood warning late last night for the Cumbrian coastline at North Morecambe Bay, along the coast from Roosebeck to Carnforth.

It has already done so for several other areas.

"Flooding is expected in this area. This means properties are at risk of flooding," they said.

"Please take action to protect yourself and your property and monitor local weather and river conditions. Avoid contact with, walking or driving through flood water.

"Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have."

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