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Flood warnings across Kent

The Environment Agency has issued 14 flood warnings across Kent.

One red flood warning has been issued in Hellingly and Horsebridge.

The Environment Agency expect flooding here and recommend immediate action be taken.

Elsewhere, 13 amber flood alerts have been issued - flooding is possible and residents should be prepared around:

  • Upper River Medway Area
  • Rivers Eden & Eden Brook Area
  • River Rother Area
  • Rivers Tillingham and Brede Area
  • Lower River Stour Area
  • River Beult Area
  • River Bourne Area
  • Lower River Medway Area
  • River Teise and Lesser Teise Area from Horsmonden to Yalding Middle
  • River Medway Area
  • River Teise Area from Lamberhurst to Goudhurst
  • Upper Ouse
  • Cuckmere River

Mild spell continues into Sunday

Credit: PA

Tonight: Remaining mostly cloudy and breezy overnight. Generally dry although some light rain or drizzle is possible over northern and western parts later. Another mild night. Minimum temperature 10 deg C (50 deg F).

Sunday: Cloudy with some light rain or drizzle possible in places during the morning. Mainly dry through the afternoon with brighter spells possible. Still very mild and less windy than Saturday. Maximum temperature 15 deg C (59 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Mainly dry, mild and bright on Monday but breezy. Early rain clearing to leave sunny spells on Tuesday. Very windy on Wednesday with spells of heavy rain.

Christmas Day to see first full moon for 38 years

A full moon will be in the skies on Christmas Day Credit: PA

The first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977 will be in the skies today.

Having waited 38 years for the event, the next Christmas full moon will not happen until 2034.

December's full moon, the last of the year, is called the Full Cold Moon because it occurs during the beginning of winter.

However, the odds of catching a glimpse of it for many in the UK look slim, as forecasters are predicting a cloudy outlook for most areas.

Here's a look at what else happened on Christmas Day 1977:

  • Wings topped the charts with Mull of Kintyre
  • Silent Film star Charlie Chaplin died, aged 88
  • The Queen recalled the year's Silver Jubilee celebrations and expressed hope for reconciliation in Northern Ireland during her Christmas broadcast
  • Mike Yarwood's Christmas Show became the most-watched Christmas programme ever


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