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Storm Gareth to bring strong winds and rain

Strong winds are set to batter Kent again as Storm Gareth reaches the UK.

The Met Office is warning of gusts of up to 60mph with stormy conditions expected to arrived at 9pm tomorrow.

It says short-term power cuts are possible, train and bus services could be affected, and journeys on the roads are likely to take longer than normal.

Storm Gareth is set to hit. Stock image
Storm Gareth is set to hit. Stock image

It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.

Conditions are not expected to settle until Wednesday afternoon.

Met Office chief meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: "The strong north-westerly winds will also affect southwest Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

"Gusts of 50-55 mph are likely inland and up to 65mph along western coasts.

"Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon."

It comes as gale force winds caused widespread travel disruption and damaged buildings across Kent on Sunday.

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