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Cumbria braced for heavy rain overnight

Rain in Carlisle
Image caption Motorists are being warned to take care

Cumbria has been warned to brace itself for heavy rain overnight, with the chance of localised flooding.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning and sandbags are being distributed from council depots in Windermere, Kendal and Ulverston.

Saturday's race meeting at Carlisle Racecourse has been cancelled because of a waterlogged course.

The Madness concert due to take place at the racecourse on Saturday night has also been called off.

Organisers said ticket holders would receive full refunds.

The latest warnings follow the UK's wettest June since records began in 1910, according to provisional Met Office figures.

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UK forecast for 16/01/2018

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