Diwali - the Hindu 'festival of light' - is being celebrated at temples and homes across the region. And the parallel Sikh celebration of Bandi Chhor has brought a blaze of colour just as vivid - and heightened at many events by fireworks displays. John Ryall reports.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.