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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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People urged to avoid driving in Cambridge due to rain

Cambridgeshire Police have warned people to avoid driving unless "absolutely necessary" due to heavy rain in the area.

The force said there was localised flooding in March, Wisbech, Dry Drayton and Bar Hill, while traffic was moving extremely slow on parts of the A14 and surrounding roads.

"We would urge people not to go out in a vehicle unless absolutely necessary and also not to call 999 unless it is a real emergency where life is at risk," chief inspector Nick Night said.

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