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High winds continue to scour Kent

High winds continue to sweep across the county causing delays to ferry services and difficult driving conditions on exposed roads.

A yellow weather warning for high winds was in place until 7pm last night, but there has been little let up in the last 12 hours.

Earlier the Met Office was still reporting gusts of up to 50mph in coastal areas, causing a heavy swell on Kent's beaches.

The Folkestone Mermaid
The Folkestone Mermaid
Strong winds are on the way. Picture: Gary Browne
Strong winds are on the way. Picture: Gary Browne

Sea conditions have affected ferry services with DFDS reporting delays of about two hours, and other operators warning their sailings too could be rescheduled.

Passengers have been advised to check the companies' websites before they travel.

Fortunately the wind should die down overnight, according to forecasters.

The outlooks says: "Residual showers this evening should clear eastwards to leave a drier, clearer remainder of the night.

"The winds will be strong at first, but will gradually moderate through the overnight period. On the cool side, but frost-free."

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