UK weather: rail lines and roads flooded after heavy rain




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Persistent downpours cause transport disruption with weekend washout forecast

Heavy rain and flooding have caused severe disruption in parts of southern England, forcing one rail operator to advise against travelling by train.

Some areas of the UK have had more than 50mm of rain in a day and a half. The village of Cardinham in Cornwall had 52mm of rain in 36 hours, while an area further inland, outside Launceston, got 53.4mm. Libanus in the Breacon Beacons, south Wales, had 43mm.

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