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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Britain braces as remains of hurricane expected to hit

Flash flooding hit parts of the country were hit with heavy rain while further wet and windy weather is forecast for tomorrow when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha are expected to hit the UK.

Flooding in Bradford yesterday. Credit: Darren Clark

Forecasters said that currently, southern parts of the country are most at risk from "heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds and large waves", followed by areas of north east Scotland on Monday. But there is also the possibility that the depression could move across northern France

Residents evacuated from their homes in the Lincolnshire town of Louth, while downpours also led to waterlogged roads in Maidstone, Kent. The Environment Agency has a flood alert in place along Louth Canal and Waithe Beck while there is a flood warning for properties near the Louth Canal from Keddington to High Bridge.

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