The weekend saw ex-hurricane Bertha batter Britain, with storms and heavy rain causing disruption across the country. The Met Office has issued several amber warnings for rain for different areas of the country and even issued a general yellow warning for most of the UK over the weekend. Scotland is bearing the brunt of it today but all the rest of the UK is still showing the possibility for blustery conditions with the threat of heavy showers.

Here are some examples of the disruption the weather front has caused so far over the weekend:

In Hull, several trees were brought down, damaging cars and blocking roads.

The RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle ride was shortened to just 86 miles and the course adjusted to avoid Box Hill and Keith Hill in Surrey.

Brittany Ferries were forced to cancel all its sailings between Portsmouth and Cherbourg, and the Scillonian ferry, which operates between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly were also cancelled.

The last day of the Boardmaster festival in Newquay was cancelled and organizers of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race were forced to postpone for another twenty-one hours due to the conditions.

Fire crews in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire have been involved in pumping water out of homes that were simply swamped by the amount of water that fell, while drivers had to abandon cars as they became stuck in flooded roads.

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