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Britain on flood alert as their soggy summer turns to winter

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Image: Winter wonderland: A woman shovels snow in Cairngorm after temperatures plunged overnight

Britain was on flood alert today after torrential downpours washed away hopes of an Indian summer.

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings to 19 areas as winter began in earnest - with biting winds adding to cooling temperatures.

And forecasters say more heavy rain is set to follow the lashing the UK received over the weekend.

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