Crews are getting ready to take part in the annual Fastnet Race which sets off from Cowes on Sunday - and is known as one of the sport's toughest challenges. Sally SImmonds reports.
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Mostly dry and bright this afternoon with cloud building and rain arriving from the west later.
A risk of heavy downpours in parts of Kent this afternoon. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells.
Thunderstorms and heavy downpours caused flooding across the Meridian region yesterday. Some residents have been evacuated from their homes.