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Sheffield had almost half a month's rain fall in 24 hours, while more than half a month's rain fell in Sennybridge, Powys.

Met Éireann is already warning of storm conditions this weekend.

Looking further ahead there is another weather system expected to bring more wind and rain across parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday and into Monday. Spray and surface water could make driving hard.

A total of five flood warnings are in place across England and Wales, and more than 50 flood alerts.

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The forecaster said: "Deep low pressure is expected over southern Britain with strong to gale force and gusty winds with moderate rain, locally heavy, and isolated embedded thunderstorms".

Flood warnings have followed after some parts of the United Kingdom had a month's worth of rain in one night.

A 40ft-long landslip buried the line between Dinas Rhondda and Porth under 2ft of debris, meaning Arriva is running replacement bus services between Porth and Treherbert.

Met Office meterologist Laura Paterson said: "Through Thursday another area of low pressure will develop and approach the United Kingdom from the south west, bringing rain and a second spell of strong winds later".

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A substantial amount of flooding has closed the A487 Dyfi Bridge in both directions at Machynlleth, with the road expected to remain closed for some time.

Speed restrictions are in place on large parts of the rail network... It is still partially blocked by a fallen tree.

But there is still some uncertainty in the weekend forecast because of doubts concerning the location of a deep area of low pressure predicted to move near the United Kingdom from the Atlantic.

He said current models "indicate that the worst of the storm will miss the country, with some charts indicating that the storm won't truly develop until it affects central Europe on Monday/Tuesday, where it will bring the first snowfall of the year to Alpine countries".

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"However, it is still is going to be a windy day with gusts of between about 35 to 40mph quite regularly across Wales".

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