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The winds will continue to strengthen and from 9pm today through to 9am on Thursday morning a Met Office warning for strong winds is in force.
Winds could gust up from 40-60mph. In addition heavy rain has the potential to bring disruption to transport, tree damage and temporary power cuts.
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Today: The day should be dry across the region with some warm sunny spells, especially in the east. However sunshine will become hazier through the afternoon as cloud thickens more generally in the west by evening. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).
Tonight: Outbreaks of rain will spread east into the west of the region overnight with some heavier bursts developing. However, much of East Anglia should stay dry with some clear spells. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).
Monday: Rain across the west of the region will die out during the morning, with all parts then generally dry and warm with some bright spells, especially in the east. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Sunny intervals and the odd shower Tuesday and Wednesday after some early mist or fog patches. Wind and rain on Thursday clearing from the west to bright or sunny spells.
This Evening and Tonight: Rather cloudy with perhaps the odd spot of rain, though some brighter spells are possible for some this evening. Cloud will break up overnight with some haze possible in western parts by dawn. Mild throughout, with light winds. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).
Sunday: A dry and bright day on Sunday, with plenty of pleasant sunny spells. The sunshine will likely turn hazy later, but it will feel warm throughout. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Rain over western parts clearing early on Monday, brighter in the east . Any early mist or fog clearing to sunshine and isolated showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mild throughout.
Highways England is warning drivers of lorries, caravans and motorbikes to avoid the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk and the QE2 Dartford Crossing in Essex as Storm Aileen blows through on Tuesday night.
Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour are forecast for some parts of the Anglia region and the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning.
The Orwell bridge on the A14 and the QE2 bridge, which is part of the M25, are among 53 exposed sections of road than road authorities are warning drivers to take care on.
"We’re encouraging drivers to check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on journeys, with strong winds and heavy rain expected from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.
“In high winds, there’s a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down and avoid using exposed sections of road if possible.”
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