31 Dec 2012

More rain forecast in Britain

10:00 am on 31 December 2012

Widespread flood warnings are in force across Britain, with more downpours expected on New Year's Eve.

Rain and winds will be widespread on Monday. The BBC reports it is likely that 2012 will be the wettest year since records began.

River and groundwater levels are still high in many areas after days of flooding.

The Environment Agency said the south-west and south-east of England and the Midlands regions will continue to be affected, as well as large parts of Wales.

Met Office figures show that 2012 will be one of the wettest years since records began in 1910 and it could yet be the wettest.