UK weather: 'Danger to life' warning as heavy rain causes floods and travel disruption

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    A car had to be abandoned in Birmingham city centre due to flooding
    The Met Office warned of a potential “danger to life” as heavy rain caused travel disruption and flooding to parts of the UK.

    A yellow weather warning is in place for most of England, with up to 60mm (2.4in) of rain expected in places as heavy downpours move across the country.
    The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 10 flood warnings in areas where flooding is expected and “immediate action is required”.

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    A man cycles past a stranded car in Birmingham

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    Heavy rain caused disruption in Birmingham

    They include areas near the River Mole in Surrey, the River Tame in the West Midlands, the River Frome in Dorset and the River Maun in Nottinghamshire.
    There are also 39 less serious flood alerts across England, with residents urged to “be prepared” because flooding is possible.
    Floods have been reported on roads in Southampton, Birmingham and Liverpool, while Transport for London said a number of roads across the capital were also affected.

    Dorset Council said there had also been reports of “deep flooding” in parts of Dorchester.

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