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High winds hit 70mph across the capital

Gusts of more than 70mph hit areas in the South West and amber weather warnings were issued for London and the South East.

High winds hit 70mph across the capital Credit: PA

In addition Highways England said the Dartford River Crossing and M48 Severn Bridge were closed overnight on Sunday because of strong winds. Four flights due to land at Gatwick's north terminal between 2am and 2.55am were listed as diverted on the airport's website.

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Severe weather warning: Hail, thunder and gusts for Easter

Expect heavy showers with hail and thunder for Easter Sunday, feeling chilly in the strong, gusty wind to a high of 11C.

Severe weather warning: Hail, thunder, strong gusts and chilly for Easter Sunday Credit: PA

But there should also be a mixture of sunny intervals and showers.

Tonight should be cloudy and windy evening with outbreaks of rain moving east, heavy at times to a minimum of 4°C.

Weather: Cloudy, windy with gales and patchy rain for Saturday

Weather: Cloudy, windy with gales and patchy rain for Saturday. Credit: PA

Expect it to be dry and becoming mainly clear during the evening with light winds with highs of 6C.

For Saturday, expect it to be cloudy and very windy with gales, and patchy rain.

Eventually heavier rain will move east during the afternoon, turning briefly very heavy and squally later with a high of 14C.

Weather: Early rain on Good Friday clearing east for sun

It should remain overcast through this evening and much of the night with further outbreaks of rain.

The rain will turn heavier for a time overnight before starting to clear from the west, with a minimum temperature of 4°C.

Weather: Early rain on Good Friday clearing east for sunshine. Credit: PA

Expect rain early in the morning, which clear east to leave a dry and mostly sunny day with patchy cloud developing in the afternoon.

It should feel pleasant in the sunshine with light winds and a maximum temperature 15°C.

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Monday weather: Warm in the sunshine with light winds

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Monday: A mainly dry day but with large amounts of cloud. It feels warm in the sunshine and a maximum temperature of 13C. In the evening, it will become chilly under clear skies and a touch of frost in places by sunrise. Minimum temperature 1C.

Tuesday: Another dry day with cloud and sunny spells. Light winds with a maximum temperature of 12C.

Wednesday to Friday: Later in the week will become more changeable, with a dry Wednesday, breezy and rainy Thursday and dry and sunny on Friday.

Sunday weather: Touch of frost and sunny spells

Early morning in London Fields, Hackney Credit: PA

Sunday: The frost will quickly clear in the morning giving way to mainly dry and chilly conditions with broken cloud, some sunny spells and brisk winds along the coast. A dry and cold evening and night to follow with frost returning. A maximum temperature of 8C.

Monday to Wednesday: Dry and sunny on Monday, but cloud increasing later. Rain and strong winds overnight. Rain continuing through most of Tuesday. Sunny intervals, brisk winds and a few showers on Wednesday.

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