Bad weather causes disruption

The region is being battered by heavy rain and winds, making driving conditions treacherous.

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Wild Weather in the South

We had cameras across the region to see how bad the weather was - scaffolding crashed onto the pavement crushing several cars.

But does all the rain mean we are still in drought conditions? Divya Kohli reports. She spoke to Malcolm Clarke, Dorothy Russell and Simon Robertson, from South East Water.

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It's a duck's life

Ducklings having a paddle Credit: Kerry Ward

The rain may have caused disruption for drivers this morning, but it wasn't bad news for everybody. Kerry Ward sent in this picture of these ducklings making the most of the weather, in a massive puddle in a field in Kent.

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Cars crushed by scaffolding

Close look at one of the cars crushed by scaffolding Credit: ITV Meridian

Scaffolding on a hotel has collapsed and crushed six parked cars. It's believed strong winds brought down the scaffolding and railings on The Royal Beach Hotel in St Helen's Parade, Southsea this morning. No one was hurt. The scaffolding was in place up to the fifth floor of the hotel for painting.

Weather misery across the region

Gale force winds and heavy rain caused misery for many today. In Southsea, cars were crushed after scaffolding was blown down by high winds. On the M40 in Oxfordshire, driving rain and a broken down bus cause delays whilst water flooded roads and into drains around Pluckley in Kent.

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