Weather: Strong winds and heavy rain forecast

Gale force winds and heavy rain could hit Suffolk tomorrow as forecasters issue severe weather warnings across nearly every region of the UK.

A moderate southwesterly wind is predicted to develop overnight into gusts of up to 60mph tomorrow morning.

Weather experts predict a spell of wet and very windy weather for the whole of the UK, with strong winds prevailing into the afternoon but showers easing.

Forecasters also expect a continued drop in temperature to as low as 4C overnight.

Scotland is braced for the harshest weather conditions, with the Met Office issuing warnings for snow and wind.

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Meanwhile, the Highways Agency plans to close the East Tunnel of Dartford Crossing to northbound traffic from 4am to prepare it to be used by southbound traffic in the event of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge having to close.

All drivers using the northbound M25 will be diverted to use the West Tunnel.

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Road users are advised to check before setting out in the morning and be prepared to seek alternative routes or delay their journeys if necessary.

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