BBC Weather: UK forecast continued rain and cooler conditions
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Weather warnings of heavy rain are in force follwoing an amber alert for Cumbria which warns of “danger to life from fast flowing or deep floodwater” yesterday. BBC Weather’s Sarah Keith-Lucas has forecast cool temperatures this weekend as an area of low pressure sweeps across the UK. She said: “It has been very, very wet across much of the UK. We’ve had flooding for northwest England, Scotland and some places have still got flood warnings in force at the moment.
“Through the course of the day we are expecting further rain in areas that could really do without it and things are turning cooler through the day as well.
“All that wet weather is down to the fact we’ve got an area of low pressure and associated weather fronts draped across the UK.
“That front today is still bringing some heavy rain this morning but it will edge its way eastwards through the course of the day.
“The heaviest downpours in the morning will be across parts of Wales, northwest England again and central and southern Scotland.
“Some drier weather around for Northern Ireland this morning and some in England as well.
“That rain will push its way eastwards in the afternoon. It will linger in Scotland and northeast England.
“Temperatures are around 14C to 16C for most of us, a little bit cooler across the north of Scotland.
“Things will turn cooler through tonight and particularly into next week too.”
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It comes as a cross-border rail line remains closed after two road bridges were “washed away” amid torrential rain.
Network Rail Scotland said the bridges spanned the River Annan, north of the railway with trains unable to pass over a viaduct, closing the Dumfries to Carlisle line.
It tweeted: “Two road bridges have been washed away on the river Annan, north of the railway.
“We’re unable to allow trains to pass over the Annan Viaduct pending a daylight safety inspection.
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“The line between Dumfries and Carlisle will remain closed until further notice.”
The incident happened after a major incident was declared in Hawick in the Scottish Borders with up to 500 properties feared to be at risk of flooding.
An evacuation of homes has been halted with residents advised they are safe to return and a rest centre closed.
The major incident was stood down after Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) indicated the River Teviot reached a peak of 2.9m at 7.30pm and is now expected to steadily recede.
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