UPDATE: Weekend Weather warnings

High rainfall totals possible this weekend, especially in the west. Winds becoming strong and gusty, especially for Irish Sea coastline.

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Weather warnings for road users in Cumbria

The Highways agency has issued warnings for high sided vehicles on the roads in Cumbria this evening and tomorrow morning.

Exposed parts of the A69, A66 between M6 junction 40 and A1 (Scotch Corner) and the A595 near Whitehaven will be particularly hit.

Road users driving high-sided vehicles, riding motorcycles or towing caravans are being urged to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice such as speed restrictions.

Met Office forecasters based in the Agency’s National Traffic Operations Centre in Birmingham are predicting very strong winds of 50-70mph across the North between 6pm tonight and 7am tomorrow.

Conditions on the roads will be worsened by the persistent and often heavy rain.

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Today's forecast Credit: Emily Murdoch

Rather cloudy with scattered showers through the day, some heavy and perhaps thundery in the afternoon.

Some warm sunny spells are likely between showers.

Light winds. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

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