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Sunday, 5 November, 2000, 21:48 GMT
Weather and travel latest
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South-west
The worst of Sunday's weather is moving on but more rain and strong winds are expected into Monday, with a 40% risk of severe gales.

Some localised flooding in Cornwall after 34mm of rain fell.

New severe flood warnings for River Axe at Axminster, River Otter, near Ottery St Mary in Devon, and River Wriggle near Yeovilton in Somerset.

Checking track
Rail inspection work is continuing
First Great Western Trains to the south west are subject to delays due to engineering work.

Buses replace trains between Swindon and both Cheltenham and Gloucester and between Exeter and Taunton.

Driving conditions could be difficult.

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South-east
Band of heavy rain and strong winds moving through the region, particularly affecting Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.

Gusts of up to 45mph in coastal areas, over 60mph in Kent.

Ground water levels are causing problems in Sussex.

The Environment Agency has warned of possible flooding in East and West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

The River Uck in Uckfield, East Sussex - which was badly hit in earlier floods - likely to burst its banks early on Monday.

All the major train operators in the region are experiencing disruption.

Track replacement work near Luton, Beds; Reading, Berks; Haslemere, Surrey; Orpington, Kent and in north and east London.

Driving conditions could be difficult.

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Midlands
Band of heavy rain and strong winds moving through the region. Hill fog on higher ground.

Severe flood warning in place on the River Severn from Worcester through to Gloucester.

Driving conditions could be difficult.

Track replacement work near Kettering, Northants, will cause delays on the trains.

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Wales
The worst of Sunday's weather is moving on but some rain and strong winds are expected into Monday. Gusts approaching 60mph in coastal areas.

flood waters
Drivers are warned to expect difficult conditions in many parts
Severe flood warnings for the lower Dee, from Llangollen to Chester, including Bangor on Dee.

Transport services are disrupted with many trains replaced by buses particularly in west Wales.

Wales & West train services are now running on most of their routes. There are delays on the line to the west of Shrewsbury. Trains from Birmingham are being replaced with a bus service.

Driving conditions could be difficult.

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North-west
Band of rain and high winds moving through the region. High ground could see snow or sleet.

Drivers warned that road conditions will be difficult, particularly in Greater Manchester.

Heavy rain and engineering work expected to cause train delays into Monday. Re-railing work near Warrington and Carlisle.

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North-east
Around 30mm of rain expected in Yorkshire on Sunday night and Monday and a further 15mm on Tuesday. High ground could see snow or sleet.

Severe flood warnings in north Yorkshire on the Ouse and 10 sites in York, where at least 1,000 homes are flooded, downgraded to flood warnings.

Plus flood warnings for Naburn and Acaster Malbis; the lower Ouse, Kelfield, Barlby to Selby and northern Selby; the Aire, Gowdall; Derwent, Lower Derwent from Elvington to Barmby, and Malton and Norton.

Great North Eastern Railways, which had been advising passengers not to travel on the east coast route between London, Yorkshire, the North-East and Scotland, expects to operate an hourly service from early on Monday.

Railtrack's biggest single re-railing operation is on more than seven miles of track south of Durham. Selby station in Yorkshire closed.

York to Newcastle line, closed by flooding and engineering work, expected to reopen but buses on standby in York for all rail services.

Driving conditions could be difficult.

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East Anglia
Not expected to be as badly hit as other parts by the band of rain and high winds sweeping the country but strong coastal gusts expected.

A broken rail on the Hatfield railway diversion route is causing long train delays.

There are delays and suspensions on Anglia trains between London because of track replacement work near Chelmsford, Essex.

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Scotland
Band of rain and high winds moving into the region early on Monday. Forecasters predict that eastern areas could get up to two inches of rain in 48 hours.

Until then clearer skies mean low temperatures and icy conditions possible on high ground.

Railtrack re-railing stretches of track near Glasgow, Dumfries and Penrith.

Great North Eastern Railways, which had been advising passengers not to travel on the east coast route between London, Yorkshire, the North-East and Scotland, expects to operate an hourly service from early on Monday.

Sleeper services between Scotland and London are subject to long delays on Sunday night due to engineering work.

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