UK weather: Cumbria and Scotland flooded Latest News

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UK weather: Cumbria and Scotland flooded Latest News

Huge parts of the country have been drenched by severe weather conditions today.

The Environment Agency issued 10 flood warnings and 14 flood alerts across the country.

Road have been closed, cars washed away and schools closed in the north west and south of Scotland.

Pictures emerging from Cumbria – where 20 schools were shut – show the devastation caused by the flash floods.


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RESCUED: Seaton bridge in Cumbria was swamped

Cars have been stranded, and historical landmarks were left flooded.

On the roads, a lorry blown over by strong winds closed the Woodhead Pass – which connects Manchester to Sheffield.

And the A66 in Cumbria is closed after a caravan and 4X4 were involved in an accident.


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GUSTS: A caravan and a 4X4 blew over in strong winds today on the A66 in Cumbria

The Met Office put a large part of the country on flood alert early this morning.

And yellow rain and wind warnings are in place across much of the north west England until tomorrow morning.

Between 25mm and 55mm of rain is expected to fall on most places with about 100mm possible over higher ground.


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ALERT: Heavy rain triggered a warning in Furness Abbey in Barrow-in-Furness

Elsewhere, in Kendal, Castle Green Road (A684) is closed near the Castle Green Hotel, with Cumbria Police saying there are stranded vehicles.

South Lakeland District Council said it has sandbags available at depots in Ulverston, Kendal and Ecclerigg.

The Environment Agency has put up temporary flood defence barriers in Braithwaite, near Keswick.

The A5087 Ulverston coast road is closed and Cumbria County Council is urging people to avoid travelling unless necessary.

A yellow severe weather warning of snow has also been issued for northern Scotland, valid from midnight until 1pm on Thursday.

It warns that some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with possible longer journey times for road, bus and train services.


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DELAYS: The Woodhead Pass was closed after winds of 50mph pelted the busy road

Britain will then be reaching for gloves and woolly hats as temperatures plummet from Friday evening with lows of -5C this weekend.

AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “Peak wind gusts of around 50mph will be across much of England and Wales with gusts towards 75mph across western and southern coastal and higher locations.

“There is a threat of tree damage, structure damage, coastal flooding and beach erosion.”

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