UK flooding as it happened

Key points

  • The worst of the problems caused by flooding across the UK appear to have passed, with weather forecasters predicting no more heavy rain - but 35 flood warnings remain in place.
  • The River Ouse in York peaked at 5m above its normal level, but that was just below flood defences. Another half-hour of rain could have seen more serious consequences.
  • A young couple found dead in a swollen river near Wrexham may have been trying to rescue a dog - although police say that can only be treated as speculation at this stage.

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  • Chris Summers 
  • John Hand 
  • Alex Kleiderman 

Last updated 5 October 2012

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