Soggy UK faces dozens of flood alerts

2012-07-06 13:00

London - Dozens of flood alerts have been issued throughout central and northern England and in Scotland and forecasters are warning that intense rain may hit large swathes of the country.

Britain's Meteorological Office, the national weather agency, said on Friday that downpours are likely from southwestern England all the way up to Glasgow in Scotland, and in Northern Ireland.

The heavy rain is likely to cause more flooding this month following Britain's wettest June on record.

Met Office forecaster Tony Waters said some places could be hit with up to 100mm of rain.