Britain on flood warning alert as country braces for wettest year since records began

The Environment Agency has issued widespread flood warnings across the country whilst the Met Office has predicted further rain forecast for the remainder of the year
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A vehicle drives through flood waters from the River Thames in England. (All images courtesy of Getty Images)
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The Environment Agency has issued widespread flood warnings across the UK whilst the Met Office has predicted further rain forecast for the remainder of 2012.
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This year is likely to be recorded as the wettest year since records began in 1910.
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The Met Office has said 46mm of rain is needed to fall before 31 December to break the record for the UK.