These were the scenes at Dartford this morning on the day that pollution and smog across the south east is predicted to hit dangerous levels. Experts have warned that anyone suffering the effects, including sore eyes, coughs and sore throats, should cut down the amount of activity they take outside.
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Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
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