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Weather warning issued for Kent as strong winds and rain expected

Gale-force winds and heavy rain are heading for Kent and set to lash the county overnight.

Gusts of up to 65mph are expected throughout the evening and into the morning, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for the south of England.

Storms are set to lash Kent from tomorrow
Storms are set to lash Kent from tomorrow

The wet and blustery conditions are forecast to last until about 9am tomorrow.

Winds of about 40mph to 50 mph are expected, with some as high as 65mph on hills and some coastal areas.

It is thought some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, while high-sided vehicles could be affected on exposed routes and bridges.

Damage to outdoor temporary structures is also possible.

It comes as April was declared the coldest on record but also the second sunniest ever.

Saturday saw the lowest ever temperature recorded on a May Day weekend since the holiday was introduced in 1978, with -5.8C recorded at 6am in Shap, Cumbria.

An Atlantic storm has brought with it strong winds and rain, with showers expected fro 14 hours from 11am tomorrow.

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