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Tributes to storm death victims

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the four people killed during a violent storm that hit England and Wales.

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Severe weather warnings issued for England and Wales

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for wind and rain across much of England and Wales.

The Met Office's chief forecaster Nick Grahame warned "very strong winds" are expected in the south and west, with gusts widely expected to be around 60-70mph and some over 80mph on exposed coasts.

The Met Office issued a yellow alert for rain, meaning 'be aware', and an amber alert for wind, urging 'be prepared.' Credit: Met Office

A spell of persistent heavy rainfall is also likely to spread across northern parts Wales and England and the north Midlands during today.

"The public should be aware of the potential for surface water flooding," Mr Grahame added.

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