In Pictures: Storm Alex sets sights on southern England

By PA
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Parts of the UK were lashed by heavy rain and high winds as Storm Alex heralded the arrival of a stretch of bad weather over the weekend.

Southern coastal areas of England could see gusts of up to 65mph and others could be at risk of flooding before the end of Sunday.

Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020
Waves crash along the coast at Swanage in Dorset (Steve Parsons/PA)
Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020
The sun rises behind the clouds at Swanage (Steve Parsons/PA)
People watch the spectacle as waves crash along the coast at Swanage
People watch the spectacle as waves crash along the coast at Swanage (Steve Parsons/PA)
Members of the Coastguard monitor the conditions at Swanage
Members of the Coastguard monitor the conditions at Swanage (Steve Parsons/PA)
People clean up stones brought in by the sea in Swanage
People clean up stones brought in by the sea in Swanage (Steve Parsons/PA)
Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020
Cars drive through the rain on the M20 in Folkestone, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020
Motorists were warned to take care on the roads (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020
Umbrellas at the ready near the Houses of Parliament in London (Aaron Chown/PA)
Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020
It was a blustery commute on Friday morning (Aaron Chown/PA)
Autumnal scenes in central London
Autumnal scenes in central London (Aaron Chown/PA)
Waves hit the harbour wall in Folkestone, Kent
Waves hit the harbour wall in Folkestone, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Stormy seas around the Folkestone Mermaid statue
Stormy seas around the Folkestone Mermaid statue (Gareth Fuller/PA)