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Kent faces weather warning for rain - with flooding in some places - according to Met Office

Drivers have been asked to take extra care tonight as rain and high winds bring down trees following an earlier warning from the Met Office.

Weather experts issued a yellow weather warning for rain across the region lasting from this afternoon into tomorrow morning.

The A252 Canterbury Road is blocked in both directions at the Junction with Faversham Road due to a fallen tree, according to Kent Highways. 

The Met Office has warned of heavy rain. Picture: Gary Browne
The Met Office has warned of heavy rain. Picture: Gary Browne

Another tree has come down in Benenden Road, Cranbrook, where it is thought to have hit telephone lines.

Kent County Council says BT is aware of the problem. 

Rainfall could reach about 20mm, with up to 30mm in some areas.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for several Kent rivers, including the upper and lower Medway, the Stour at Canterbury and rivers on the Isle of Sheppey.

For up to date flood warning information visit the Evironment Agency website.

But, after a brief respite tomorrow, the bad weather is set to return with a vengeance on Wednesday, with a new weather warning issued for the region into Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the Highways Agency is warning of strong winds overnight.

In a statement today it issued a Severe Weather Alert for high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and other vulnerable vehicles.

It claimed they might be at an increased risk of being blown over.

Staff urged road users to plan their journey before setting out, and allowing extra time if travel conditions are poor.

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