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Wind and rain warnings in force across the Border region

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain in Cumbria and southern Scotland between 8am Wednesday and 4am Thursday.

Several flood alerts have also been issued across Cumbria. Drivers are advised to expect travel delays as flooding and spray is set to affect roads.

Flood alerts issued across Cumbria

Strong winds are expected to move east over Cumbria between 9am Wednesday and 7am Thursday.

Delays to public transport are expected as the bad weather adds to the difficult travel conditions.

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Weather: Wet and windy tomorrow

RAIN:

Heavy and persistent rain is expected on Wednesday before gradually easing during Wednesday night.

Many places within the warning area will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground.

Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards.

WIND:

Gusts of 65 to 70 mph are expected along exposed coasts and over high ground such as the Pennines.

Gusts of 50 mph are likely more widely.

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Weather Warning: Heavy rain on WEDNESDAY

Heavy and persistent rain is expected across parts of north and northwest England through much of Wednesday.

Many places within the warning area will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground.

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The heavy rain is likely to clear eastwards during Wednesday evening.

There remains some uncertainty with regards to the exact location of the heaviest rain.

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