VIDEO: The Vendee Globe is one of sailing's toughest races - and this year the South is represented by three skippers, all hoping to become the first Brit to claim the title. Sally Simmonds reports from Les Sables d'Olonne.
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The M20 London bound carriageway has now been reopened to traffic but Operation Stack is expected to remain in place into the weekend.
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region