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Boxing Day weather forecast for the ITV Meridian region

Boxing Day, mainly dry, bright. Overnight, becoming wet and windy.

Today:

Dry for most through Boxing Day with some bright or sunny intervals, although still one or two showers around. Feeling quite cold, but winds will be mainly light. Maximum temperature 8 deg C (46 deg F).

Tonight:

A chilly evening then temperatures rising as strong winds and rain spread in overnight, the rain becoming heavy at times, with southerly gales developing, especially on coasts and hills. Minimum temperature 2 deg C (36 deg F).

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Friday:

A wet, windy morning, still some heavy outbreaks of rain for a time. Brightening up by afternoon with some sunshine but staying windy with some heavy showers coming along. Maximum temperature 8 deg C (46 deg F).

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:Saturday, sunny spells, showers, chilly breeze. Sunday, a cold start, bright spells and mainly dry but cloudier later, winds freshening. Monday, windy, rain early and late, bright for a time

– The Met Office

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Police try to track down witness after M20 crash

Police in Kent are trying to track down an important witness following a fatal crash on the M20 on Boxing Day. The accident happened between junctions 2 and 1 on the London-bound carriageway of the motorway just before 8pm.

The single-vehicle collision involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra driven by a man in his 50s who died at the scene. Inspector Martin Stevens from Kent Police said officers want to trace a witness who may now be in Scotland.

"We're particularly keen to speak with a male witness who made the initial 999 call for this incident. Unfortunately due to an error with the phone number given we have been unable to make contact with him. The number given had a Scottish landline code so it is possible this witness is not in Kent."

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