Extreme weather hits the region

The Met Office has put an amber warning in place across the region due to high winds and wet weather

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Coastal areas at risk of flooding

The Environment Agency is warning coastal areas in Cumbria and southern Scotland is at risk of flooding. The coastline in the west, from Gretna to Barrow, could flood later today affecting coastal communities and travel.

Winds of between 70 and 80 miles an hour on exposed sections of coastline are set to coincide with a high spring tide resulting in large waves and high water levels. The latest flood alerts from the Environment Agency are issued here and from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency here

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