Ferry services affected as Met Office issues severe weather warning …
High winds between 60 and 70mph are set to hit Kent today – and some commuters are already facing disruption.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across the county until 9pm today with heavy rainfall also expected later on.The county is set to be hit by strong winds. Library picture.
Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely and damage to trees is possible.
It is also likely that some bus and train services will be affected, with some journeys taking longer.
Ferries at Dover have already been impacted.
DFDS confirmed its Calais to Dover service at 11.20am has been cancelled due to the weather.
A spokesman explained that customers will be transferred to the first available departure.A DFDS ferry. Picture: @DFDSUKUpdates
Fire crews were called to the scene last Wednesday after employees inside heard a “loud bang”.
Today it is likely there will be very windy conditions across the south east.
In coastal areas, winds are likely to reach 60mph at times, with a lower likelihood of 70mph gusts.A yellow wind warning is in place across the county. Picture: istock
Inland wind speeds of 40 to 50 mph are likely but with a smaller chance of 55 to 60 mph gusts, but the winds will start to ease from this afternoon and evening.
This includes the Lower River Medway, between Snodland and Maidstone, the River Beult from Pluckley and Bethersden to Stilebridge, the Upper River Stour, near Ashford, and groundwater flooding across East Kent.
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For more information about the weather warnings, visit the Met Office website.