Cumbria and the South of Scotland are expected to be battered by persistent heavy rain and exceptionally windy weather today.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and says there is a risk of surface water flooding.
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A soggy start to the Christmas week will be slow to clear.
Continuing cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over Galloway
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west