Tropical storm could batter the South on Sunday

A tropical storm that has been battering the Caribbean has a 60% chance of hitting the south of England, the Met Office has warned.

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Bertha storm nears south coast

Cars pass through a flash flood yesterday following a heavy rain shower in Maidstone, Kent. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

More than a month's rain fell across parts of the UK overnight as parts of the south dealt with flash flooding.

Further wet and windy weather is expected tomorrow when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha are expected to hit the UK.

Eastern England was worst affected by heavy downpours, with some areas seeing more than two inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period which led to waterlogged roads in Maidstone, Kent.

Temperatures in the South are expected to reach up to 24C (75F) today while they will be in the high teens further north.

Forecasters said that currently, southern parts of the country are most at risk from "heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds and large waves".

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