Firefighters across the region have gone on strike this lunchtime. County fire chiefs say response times will be slower but they'll still be able to respond to emergencies under contingency plans. The Fire Brigades Union say the four hour walk-out is in a dispute over pensions.
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A combination of cloud, sunshine and showers. Temperatures rising to 19 C but heavy showers - some of them thundery - are likely later.
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Friday will start with a mix of cloud, sunny spells and showers but those showers will become heavy later with temperatures hitting 19 C