Witnesses have described the moments a ferocious storm struck parts of the region, causing disruption to transport and damage to properties.
One home owner in Essex whose house was damaged, said it was like"bowling balls hitting the roof of her house."
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Dry and chilly overnight. Winds strengthening Sunday and becoming milder.
Dry with some sunshine but a cold wind.