Tonbridge weather: Town is bracing itself for yet more heavy rainfall
By kentsussex | Monday, September 24, 2012, 08:54
Tonbridge is bracing itself for more heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours as the summer comes to an end.
West Kent and East Sussex will be hit by the average monthly rainfall in that time - with forecasters saying some areas could see 80mm of rain.
There will also be high winds, but not as bad as in the north of England where they will hit 60mph.
Kent Highways this morning issued this warning: 'Please beware there are slippery road conditions and fog in places across Kent. Please take extra care this morning.'
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Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said, as of 20:00 BST on Sunday, Hurn, in Dorset, had recorded the highest level of rainfall with 27.4mm, while Haywards Heath in West Sussex has had 27mm of rain.
Winds of up to 53mph have been recorded at the Isle of Portland in Dorset and at St Catherine's Point on the Isle of Wight, she added.
Met Office amber warnings - advising people to be prepared for severe weather - are in place for London, south-east, south-west, north-east and north-west England, Northern Ireland, Wales, central Scotland, south-west Scotland, Lothian and Borders, Tayside and Fife, the West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber.
Lesser yellow warnings - indicating that people should be aware - are in place for much of the rest of the UK.
The public are being warned to take care travelling on Monday, as there will be "a lot of debris around due to severe gale force winds as well as surface water on the roads', added the Met Office.
It also said there was going to be a big change in the weather compared to what the country experienced during the first part of September.
Parts of Britain have seen temperatures in the mid-20s during September, a welcome break from the rain and wind which dogged much of July and August.