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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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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.

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