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Bertha Hits Britain With Rain And Fierce Winds
Heavy rain and fierce winds have hit many parts of Britain as the remnants of hurricane Bertha swept across the country.
Homes were flooded, sporting contests diverted and music festivals affected as nearly a month's worth of rain fell in a few hours.
Winds of up to 70mph battered Cornwall from the early hours of Sunday morning, before moving east and northwards bringing thunderstorms with it.
Cardiff saw 4cm (1.6ins) of rain overnight, while Wisley in Surrey had 1.84cm (0.7ins) in one hour.
The Met Office issued 41 flood warnings during Sunday afternoon, with yellow weather warnings for rainfall affecting many areas of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Enviroment Agency had issued six flood warnings and 46 flood alerts.
The eye of the storm is expected to remain off the north coast, meaning bad weather could last into the week.
In Hull, strong winds caused damage to trees.
And part of the RideLondon Surrey Classic, which involves more than 20,000 cyclists, had to be cut over fears of heavy rain.
A performance by Katherine Jenkins at the Junction 16 festival at Betley Farm in Cheshire had to be called off.
The singer tweeted: "I'm here, ready & willing to perform for you at Betley Farm but am gutted to say that I've just been told the show has been called off."
Properties in Kent and Norfolk were flooded and firefighters in Humberside reported a "high volume" of flood-related calls.
Turnpike Lane underground station in London closed on Sunday afternoon because of flooding and passengers in the south of England faced disruption after a tree was blown on to the line in south-west London.
The start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, which was due to get under way in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, had to be postponed until Monday morning.
Hurricane Bertha has already torn through the Caribbean, with 90mph winds leaving thousands of homes without power.