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Strong winds and heavy rain forecast tonight

Waves crashing over the sea wall of Newhaven Harbour in East Sussex Credit: Chris Ison/PA

Heavy rain and strong winds will hit the south tonight. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the South East telling residents to be aware of the potential for flooding and travel disruption. Heavy rain is set to hit overnight and into the morning.

Forecasters said the area could expect rain, heavy at times, from the south west to spread eastwards to the rest of southern England through the night. It also warned of gales that might develop along some of the coast, producing gusts of 50 to 60mph.

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