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Gusts of up to 55mph on the south coast

A man watches waves crashing and seagulls soaring over the sea wall of Newhaven Harbour in East Sussex Credit: Chris Ison/PA

Strong winds have been felt on the south coast, including at Newhaven in East Sussex. Forecaster John Hutchinson, from the Press Association's weather division MeteoGroup, said gusts of up to 55mph were expected in parts of southern England.

He said: 'I think 55mph is the sort of thing to blow objects around and cause the odd tree to fall down. People who are out and about should take care but the worst of it seems to be over.'

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