Drivers warned of stormy conditions

Drivers warned of stormy conditions

Weather warnings have been issued across northern England and Scotland as the aftermath of Hurricane Bertha continues its course.

Further spells of heavy rain and strong winds are expected, much like southern England and Wales experienced on Sunday, with gusts of up to 50mph in places.

The Environment Agency has issued a total of six flood warnings and 47 flood alerts across England and Wales, while the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued 12 flood alerts for the country.

Motorists in Scotland have been warned to expect disruption as the storm moves northwards throughout the day.

Drivers in parts of the North East and Highlands & Islands are likely to face difficult road conditions due to heavy rain. The town of Lossiemouth in Moray has already recorded almost a month's worth of rainfall in just 12 hours, while Aberdeenshire has experienced winds peaking at 50mph.

Those heading out should regularly check weather updates and use a route planner to avoid badly affected areas.

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