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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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Amber warning for wet weather issued for Scotland

Amber warning for rain issued over Scotland. Credit: Met Office

An Amber weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of northern England Scotland after the UK was hit by remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

Heavy rain is expected over the Highlands and Ellen Slar along with Gramplan, while gusts of 40 to 50 mph are to hit northern England.

In a statement, the Met Office said: "The public should be aware of the potential for some disruption due to the unseasonably strong winds, with some difficult driving conditions likely".

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