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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Flood warnings issued amid Bertha storm

Six flood warnings issued for parts of northern England, south west and Wales. Credit: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has issued six flood warnings, indicating flooding is expected, and 47 flood alerts across England and Wales, while the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has 12 flood alerts in place, as stormy conditions are set to continue today.

Follow the latest weather updates on the Environment Agency website.

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".


Bertha brings Cornwall festival to an early end

The third day of the Boardmasters festival at Fistral Beach in Cornwall was cancelled today after heavy rain and strong winds last night struck the site, causing one stage to collapse.

The event began on Friday and had been due to conclude today with a headline performance from the band Bastille.

Organisers said: "We have decided that the magnitude of the conditions is too severe for the arena site to be opened."

Ticketholders will be eligible for refunds.

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Reports of 'mini tornado' in Hull

Eyewitnesses have been telling Calendar how a 'mini tornado' swept down a residential street in Hull, causing damage to cars and houses.

Fallen tree damages house Credit: Calendar news
Clear up begins in Hopewell Road
Trees blocking road Credit: Calendar news

The woman passenger in this taxi had a lucky escape when a tree fell on the taxi she was in. Eyewitnesses say she was shocked but otherwise unhurt.

Taxi passenger had a lucky escape
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Dramatic video shows Kent supermarket's roof collapse

This video shows the sections of the roof of a Kent supermarket collapse under the weight of the heavy rain.

Morrisons in Maidstone was evacuated and had to close after sections of the roofing gave way in the store.

Parts of the roof at Morrisons in Maidstone caved in during the heavy rainfall Credit: Ian Duffus

It comes after Asda in Sittingbourne, Kent, also had to close its doors because of rain coming through the ceiling.


Bertha storm brings down trees in east Yorkshire

Emergency services in east Yorkshire have attended to fallen trees that police say left a taxi driver with minor injuries and some properties damaged.

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Shops forced to close because of flooding

Shops in the Kent area have been evacuated and forced to close after they could not cope with the extreme weather conditions.

Asda in Sittingbourne was evacuated after heavy rainfall caused lots of water to fall through the roof.

There are reports the Morrisons in Maidstone has been closed after sections of the roof collapsed and Wetherspoons in Sittingbourne has been closed due to flooding.

Video credit: Charlotte Thurston

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Roads flooded in Sittingbourne after storm

Flooding at bottom of Charlotte Street in Sittingbourne, Kent Credit: Harvey Melia

Driving conditions in parts of Kent are reported to be hazardous after the remains of Ex-hurricane Bertha hit the county.

Many roads, including Charlotte Street in Sittingbourne, were under water after heavy rain earlier today.

There are also reports that two supermarkets evacuated shoppers - Asda in Sittingbourne and Morrisons in Maidstone - after rain started to fall through the roof.

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