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UK storms: 'Glimmer of hope the worst may be over'

14 February 2014 Last updated at 12:58 GMT

More heavy rain and gale-force winds are sweeping across southern Britain as engineers try to reconnect more than 16,000 properties still without power.

South-west England has seen torrential rain, with strong winds in the Isles of Scilly and snow on higher ground.

Seventeen severe flood warnings remain in place in parts of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Berkshire and Surrey.

BBC Weather presenter John Hammond says "there is a glimmer of hope the worst may be over".