Storms that battered Kent and Sussex for 20 hours have left hundreds of homes and businesses flooded - and thousands without power.
UK Power Networks says customers who have not had power restored by midnight will not have it restored until after Christmas Day. John Ryall reports.
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The morning sunshine will be replaced by more cloud and perhaps a little rain later.
Cloud and occasional light rain or drizzle spreads eastwards through the morning.
A sunny evening followed by a dry night with largely clear skies.