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Police issue weather warning

Police are issuing a weather warning relating to heavy rainfall and strong winds which are set to hit Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway this evening.

Information from the Met Office indicates that this evening and overnight into Tuesday heavy rain is expected, with around 15-20mm set to fall in the space of six hours. Strengthening winds will start this evening as west southwesterlies, however will veer to northwesterly from the early hours of Tuesday, with gusts forecast to exceed 55 mph inland, and 60 – 70 mph in exposed coastal areas.

Motorists are asked to consider road conditions over this period as the heavy rain will bring the dangers of standing water and spray across roads in the region. Again strong gusting winds will affect driving conditions and motorists are asked to drive to the conditions they come across.

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