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Gales and rain hits northern Britain


London : Strong gales and heavy rain pounded the north of Britain and Northern Ireland early Wednesday in a second series of storms to hit the country in three days.

The police said gusts of more than 130 km per hour caused a number of lorries to overturn on the M6 motorway in northwest Britain as an Atlantic weather front moved eastwards.

The province of Northern Ireland was also hit by strong gales.

Forecasts said snowfalls were likely in parts of northern England and southern Scotland, as severe flood warnings remained in place in northwest England.