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Flooding and high winds hit parts of UK amid Bertha storm

Heavy rain and strong winds have begun to affect parts of the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha arrived.

The Met Office - which has issued yellow weather warnings telling people to "be aware" of downpours - said the rain was most severe at around 3am.

Hurricane Bertha hit the Caribbean on Monday, with 90mph winds reported.

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Parts of Britain hit by flash flooding after heavy rain

Parts of Britain were hit by flash flooding on Friday after heavy downpours.

The scene in Maidstone, Kent on Friday. Credit: PA Wire

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

A deluge of rain led to several streets being evacuated in the Lincolnshire town of Louth, with waterlogged roads also reported in Maidstone, Kent.

Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said there was still "some uncertainty surrounding this weekend's weather" with the potential for heavy rainfall.

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