Dozens of homes were evacuated today as flood alerts hit the East.
The coastline of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex has been battered by high winds and huge waves as the Indian summer abruptly - and in some places violently - turned to autumn.
The strong winds caused some damage to buildings and brought disruption to rail, road and air services.
Malcolm Robertson reflects on an extraordinary day of weather.
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Spring has arrived as the sun comes out and temperatures rise to 16ºC by Saturday
There'll be a lot of cloud at first this morning but the sun should break through in many places this afternoon.
The cloudy skies will remain tonight but at least temperatures will stay frost-free.