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Kent weather: Met Office issues warning with torrential rain and gales set to batter Kent

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with gale-force winds and heavy rain on the way tomorrow afternoon (October 2).

The weather warning, which covers the whole south east coast of England, comes ahead of a washout weekend in the UK.

People in Kent have been warned of potentially dangerous conditions tomorrow, with flooding and power cuts labelled as a possibility.

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The weather warning kicks in at 1pm tomorrow afternoon, and it is set to last until 10pm that evening.

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The Met Office have warned that disruption to travel is likely as a result of the adverse conditions, with roads, railways, planes, and boats all potentially affected.

They also warned of potential short-term power cuts, as well as the impact of large waves and flooding in coastal areas.

It comes after an unseasonably warm and dry September, which gave the UK something of an Indian summer after a miserable holiday season of grey skies and drizzle.

A Met Office 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 45-55 mph inland with 65 mph possible along exposed coasts. Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, with as much as 30-40 mm of rain falling in 3-6 hours in some parts of south and south-east England."

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