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Gusts to batter Britain in miserable start to holidays

Rain causing havoc for holidaymakers today Credit: PA

Gales of more than 50mph will batter coastal areas as strong winds threaten to disrupt the start of the summer holidays.

Campers and others planning to spend the day outdoors as part of their summer break have been warned to expect some disruption as strong winds hit the south coast.

Rain and thundery showers are expected to continue across Britain with frost forecast overnight on Wednesday.

"We will likely have more unsettled weather with low pressure moving in from the Atlantic. The weather will be changeable, but temperatures are certainly below average for this time of year.

– Dean Hall, Forecaster

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Woman killed and three seriously injured in horror crash

The accident happened near Membury Services on the M4 Credit: Google Images

A woman has died and three others have suffered life-changing injuries during a freak double accident on the M4.

A Vauxhall Zafira travelling towards London left the carriageway just after 2am on Sunday morning, close to the Membury Services in Wiltshire.

It came to rest in the centre lane but as the driver got out of the car, he was struck by an Audi A4, sustaining life changing injuries.

The female front seat passenger in the Audi suffered fatal injuries after the car struck the Zafira and crashed into the central reservation.

Two others in the Audi sustained serious injuries and are in a stable condition in Swindon's Great Western hospital.

The Zafira driver has been taken to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.

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