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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Risk of gusts over 80 mph amid remains of hurricane

The Met office says it is expecting unseasonable storm force winds in the northern North Sea with the risk of 80 mile per hour plus gusts which could be dangerous for shipping / offshore operations.

Risk of gusts over 80 mph amid remains of hurricane. Credit: ITV News

Rain and strong winds may bring disruption on Sunday, especially across southern parts of the UK, with the potential for more than 50 mm of rain and coastal gusts of over 60 mph. People should stay up to date with the latest Met Office warnings.

– Met Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington

The Met said its forecast is constantly under review and subject to change.

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