A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued across Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian, and the Borders.
Winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph across much of the warning area.
The warning is in place until 3pm today in association with ex-Ophelia
Public transport might be effected with delays and road closures. Power cuts and damage to buildings could also happen.
The warning area has reduced from southwest Scotland and northwest England as winds are easing here.
The Environment Agency (EA) in England and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) north of the border are providing up-to-date flood information and warnings.
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A lorry driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle left the road and collided with a telegraph pole on one of Cumbria's busiest roads.
The incident happened in high winds and bad weather on the A66 near Kirkby Stephen yesterday.
Police said the driver, a 47-year-old man, was uninjured.
Below is a video of the lorry after it came off the road.
Cumbria Police are warning drivers of vehicles affected by high winds to avoid the A66.
Vehicles, such as empty lorries or caravans, can be vulnerable in excessive winds and should avoid using the road.
They're also advising motorists to drive according to the conditions, by slowing down and using less exposed routes until conditions calm.
Cumbria Police are warning people to drive carefully during a period of heavy rain and strong winds which has led to surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions across the roads in the county.
The following roads are particularly affected;
- M6 in both directions – affected by heavy rain, surface water flooding and high winds resulting in debris in roads
- B5322 – St John’s in the Vale area (between A66 – A591) - surface water flooding
- Castle Gardens area at Workington - surface water flooding
- A594 at Dovenby – surface water flooding
- A66 Penrith to Scotch corner – affected by high winds – two HGVs incidents due to strong winds – Matrix signs "Advisory for HGV”
- A5086 Cockermouth to Egremont
- A596 at Wigton – trees are blocking the road
- High Lorton, Cockermouth – trees have fallen, also blocking the road
- B5305 Junction 41 to Wigton road unpassable to vehicles
Police are urging people to check the weather and roads before driving.
Power was down in thousands of Workington homes this morning, after Cumbria was battered by bad weather.
Electricity North West says around 2,000 properties lost electricity at 7:45am, because of a high voltage fault caused by damage to overhead power lines.
Train services between Carlisle and Barrow are back running as normal after earlier disruptions.
B5300 Main Street in Allonby closed at the Dubmill Point junction, because of risk from tidal flooding.
The A66 is currently closed to high sided vehicles between the a685 junction in Brough and and the a67 junction in Bowes because of Strong winds.