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Coastal areas at risk of flooding

The Environment Agency is warning coastal areas in Cumbria and southern Scotland is at risk of flooding. The coastline in the west, from Gretna to Barrow, could flood later today affecting coastal communities and travel.

Winds of between 70 and 80 miles an hour on exposed sections of coastline are set to coincide with a high spring tide resulting in large waves and high water levels. The latest flood alerts from the Environment Agency are issued here and from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency here

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Events go ahead

Wellies have been a necessity at many events this summer. Credit: PA

After a summer of cancellations because of wet weather, the following events WILL go ahead this weekend:

  • Appleby Carnival (Sat & Sun)

  • Jubilee Garden Party, Chance's Park Carlisle (Sat)

  • Cumbria Fairy Day, Ivegill (Sat)

  • Game Fair, Keswick (Sat & Sun)

  • Tough Mudder, Drumlanrigg (Sat & Sun)

Potato blight causing misery for Scottish farmers

Waterlogged fields have increased potato blight Credit: ITV Border

Scottish Borders farmers are preparing for what could be the worst harvest in decades as the wettest June on record devastates their crops.

Waterlogged fields mean there's been a sharp increase in the number of 'potato blight' outbreaks in the Scottish borders over the past week.

The Scottish Agricultural Association says it has launched an investigation.

NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller said the wet weather may affect prices customers pay in supermarkets, but the full extent of the problem won't be known until September.

Friday's weather update

Overnight rain is expected to continue across large parts of the region this morning.

There may be some brighter spells this afternoon, mixed in with a few showers. But more rain is expected.

Kerrie Gosney has the latest forecast.

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