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Met Office issues flood warning for Kent

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Kent as heavy rain sweeps across the county, bringing with it a risk of flooding.

The downpours have brought a small chance of flooding, according to the Met Office.

A yellow warning has been issued, which means there is a small chance the rain could impact public transport and potentially cut off parts rural communities.

There is a small chance of flooding in the county today. Picture: Met Office (12053426)
There is a small chance of flooding in the county today. Picture: Met Office (12053426)

The warning has since been upgraded to amber level.

The Met Office states there is a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded, damaging some buildings.

Guidances reads: "Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Hampstead Lane near Yalding Station flooded over Christmas in 2013. Picture: Martin Apps
Hampstead Lane near Yalding Station flooded over Christmas in 2013. Picture: Martin Apps

"There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded road."

The warning is in place for Kent until midnight, but remains in place for other parts of the county.

For all the forecasts, warnings and weather related news, click here.

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