Pictures have emerged showing the effects of Storm Barra as it arrived in Broadstairs.
Weather experts had been warning of a “weather bomb” on its way to the UK, with Storm Barra bringing heavy snow and strong winds of up to 70mph.
A yellow weather warning had been in place as winds were forecast to peak at 54mph today in Dover (December 7) as the storm arrived on the south coast.
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Further along the Kent coastline, it was a similar story.
Strong winds sent waves crashing onto land at Broadstairs seafront earlier this afternoon.
The car park next to the sea also appeared to be soaked by the rain and ocean spray being whipped up by the gusts.
Meteorologists said of the new threat: “Ice is likely to develop in places, leading to potentially hazardous conditions.
“Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths making accidents and injuries more likely.”
Forecasters at the Met Office added: “Showers this evening, wintry over high ground, will gradually die out overnight.
“Wet surfaces are expected to fall below freezing quite quickly under clear skies. Ice is quite likely where surfaces remain untreated, or where showers wash off grit.”
According to the Met Office, the remainder of the week should be fairly dry for those in Broadstairs, but there’s a chance rain could return this weekend.
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