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Kent residents are being told to expect flooding, heavy rainfall and disruption to travel, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall will come into force from 11pm tonight and is due to last until 3pm tomorrow.

Parts of Kent are expected to flood after heavy rainfall. Picture: UKNip
Parts of Kent are expected to flood after heavy rainfall. Picture: UKNip

Forecasters say flooding of homes and businesses in the county is likely and that buses and train services will also be affected.

In a statement this evening, the Met Office said: "A band of rainfall will arrive across south west England and Wales shortly after midnight and then push quickly north eastwards before finally clearing from Essex and Kent by late afternoon.

"Some locations will see 20-30mm of rainfall within two or three hours, perhaps a large proportion of this in less than an hour. This will be falling on near-saturated ground, so is likely to cause surface water flooding in places.

"Strong winds will gust at 40mph for many, especially close to coasts, but in a few places they may reach between 50 and 60mph.

"This could perhaps cause some additional disruption, and adds to the very poor travelling conditions."

Kent residents are being told to expect flooding and heavy rain. Picture: UKNip
Kent residents are being told to expect flooding and heavy rain. Picture: UKNip

If you see any flooding in your area, send your pictures into to news@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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