Road users along the south coast and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at the Dartford Thurrock River Crossing are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel today.
The Met Office has issued an amber alert that strong winds are expected with gusts up to 40-50mph.
The Highways Agency is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.Drivers are advised to plan their journeys before they set out, checking the forecast and traffic conditions.
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The latest weather update for the east with Philippa
The latest weather update for the west with Philippa
Philippa has Saturday's weather for the east