Flood alerts posted for wide areas of Britain and N. Ireland
A man walks through flood water as torrential downpours cause flash floods in Jarrow, England, Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP / Scott Heppell)
Published Friday, July 6, 2012 6:18AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:01AM EDT
LONDON - Dozens of flood alerts have been issued throughout central and northern England and in Scotland and forecasters are warning that intense rain may hit large swathes of the country.
Britain's Meteorological Office, the national weather agency, said Friday that downpours are likely from southwestern England all the way up to Glasgow in Scotland, and in Northern Ireland.
The heavy rain is likely to cause more flooding this month following Britain's wettest June on record.
Met Office forecaster Tony Waters said some places could be hit with up to 100 millimeters (4 inches) of rain.