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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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Weather: Rain to take hold across most of the UK

Showers to end the day across the south-west, Wales, the Midlands and Northern Ireland ahead of a more substantial area of rain working its way in through the night.

This rain will be taking a hold across most locations tomorrow - becoming increasingly widespread and offering a taste of autumn slap, bang in the middle of summer.

The wet conditions will be accompanied by unseasonably windy weather - strong gusty winds and gales for the southern coast for a time.

The rain will stall across the north and the east in the afternoon, while there will be brighter skies in parts in the south with spells of sunshine in between those blustery showers.

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