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Police issue weather warning

Police are issuing a weather warning relating to heavy rainfall and strong winds which are set to hit Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway this evening.

Information from the Met Office indicates that this evening and overnight into Tuesday heavy rain is expected, with around 15-20mm set to fall in the space of six hours. Strengthening winds will start this evening as west southwesterlies, however will veer to northwesterly from the early hours of Tuesday, with gusts forecast to exceed 55 mph inland, and 60 – 70 mph in exposed coastal areas.

Motorists are asked to consider road conditions over this period as the heavy rain will bring the dangers of standing water and spray across roads in the region. Again strong gusting winds will affect driving conditions and motorists are asked to drive to the conditions they come across.


Weather Warning - Monday (Midnight to Midday)

Weather warning for rain over Ireland but WIND for western coasts of the Border region Credit: Met Office

Strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain, will move eastwards across the UK on Monday.

Gales or even severe gales are likely around exposed coasts and high ground in the west and north on Monday morning.

The public should be aware of the potential for travel disruption from the strong winds as well as standing water on the roads and reduced visibility from spray and driving rain.

Met Office Warning for The Borders.

Met Office Warning clipping into parts of region. Valid until 10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A frontal system is moving into western Scotland from the west. To the east, very high afternoon temperatures are triggering some heavy showers and thunderstorms for the rest of this afternoon and into the evening. These should die out from the west later this evening.

A Met Office Yellow Warning has been issued by the Met Office, which edges into the Scottish Borders. Isolated intense downpours will briefly affect a few areas with very localised surface water flooding possible, giving temporary standing water at prone spots.

Bad weather expected again across the region

A landslide blocked railway in Cumbria after severe weather Rose Hill Harrington. Credit: Gary McKeating

More bad weather is predicted to sweep across the region today.

It follows flooding in the Scottish Borders and across West Cumbria yesterday and over the weekend.

Train services were disrupted and are expected to be affected again today.

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