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Met Office yellow weather warning as strong wind and heavy rain predicted for Kent

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It could time to batten down the hatches this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Kent during Saturday afternoon and into the evening with gusts of up to 65mph predicted along the coast. (Oct 2)

Yellow weather warning for Kent and the coast
Yellow weather warning for Kent and the coast

A spokesman said: "A spell of strong southerly winds is expected to affect some southern and eastern parts of England during Saturday afternoon and into the evening. Gusts are likely to reach 45-55mph inland with 65mph possible along exposed coasts.

"Heavy rain will be an additional hazard with as much as 30-40 mm of rain falling in three to six hours in some parts."

Disruption to travel is expected with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport likely.

High-sided vehicles using exposed routes and bridges such as the QEII bridge at Dartford and the Sheppey Crossing in Swale should take care. Power cuts are also predicted.

The spokesman added: "It’s likely that some coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves. Spray and flooding on roads could probably make journey times longer."

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