Ex-hurricane Bertha brings high winds and rain across UK
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Ex-hurricane Bertha brings high winds and rain across UK

Ex-hurricane Bertha brings high winds and rain across UK

10 August 2014

By BBC News

Heavy rain and winds are hitting England and Wales as remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha cross the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for most of the UK, and is urging people to be aware of flooding, strong winds and large waves.

The storms starting in the south and west are expected to head north-east and hit Scotland later on Sunday.

The Environment Agency said the weather was not as severe as last winter’s storms.

Transport disruption

But it urged holidaymakers to check flood warnings before setting off in their cars.

The agency has four flood warnings in place – meaning floods are “expected” – in north-east England and the Midlands – while another 33 flood alerts are also in place.

On Sunday morning, winds gusting at 50mph were recorded on the Isles of Scilly, with gusts of 40mph across the south west of England and heavy thunderstorms across the Isle of Wight, southern England and Wales.

Bertha storm
 Southern England was hit first by the storms
Sandbags in Burrowbridge in Somerset
The Environment Agency tweeted a picture showing sandbags in Burrowbridge in Somerset
Peacehaven
High winds caused large waves along the south coast, including at Peacehaven in Sussex
Flooding in Queen's Park, London
 Streets were flooded in Queen’s Park, north-west London
Flooding in Cardiff
 Cars battled through floods in Cardiff after heavy rain

via BBC News – Ex-hurricane Bertha brings high winds and rain across UK.

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