In Pictures: Weekend washout begins with high winds

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The first weekend of relaxed restrictions in England is set to be a washout, with rain and wind forecast.

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People buffeted by the wind while crossing the Millennium Bridge, London (Yui Mok/PA)
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A very wet seafront in Southsea, Hampshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

A yellow weather warning for winds which could cause travel disruption is in place for the south-west corner of England from 3pm on Friday

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A DFDS ferry arrives at the Port of Dover in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Strong winds blow across Westminster Bridge in central London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Daytime temperatures are set to be low for the time of year, with the mercury expected to rise to only around 14C London, and 12C in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

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Hardy swimmers at Clevedon Marine Lake, Clevedon, Somerset (Ben Birchall/PA)
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The bracing water temperatures were no deterrent (Ben Birchall/PA)

Sunday is expected to be more promising, with more showers but longer dry, bright spells moving in.

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Waves crash against the sea wall in Folkestone, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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Rough seas as Wightlink ferries St Clare and Victoria of Wight head to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Surging sea near Clarence Pier in Southsea, Hampshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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