Video. In Kent there have been almost 20 grass fires a day since the start of the month. Young people have been ordered out of quarries. One family is in mourning after a loved one died trying to help a teenager who was drowning off North Kent. This report from John Ryall.
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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