Huge waves batter the South coast as Storm Barney arrives

Storm Barney hits Newhaven SUS-151117-235714008
Storm Barney hits Newhaven SUS-151117-235714008
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Winds of up to 70mph battered the South coast as Storm Barney arrived in the UK yesterday (Tuesday, November 17).

A weather warning was issued by the Met Office for strong gusting winds across Sussex from 3pm until midnight.

Barney - the second UK storm strong enough to be named - saw huge waves in Newhaven and Seaford during the day, before conditions calmed down overnight.

Flood alerts were also issued by the Environment Agency for areas around the Cuckmere River and Hellingly as gales were accompanied by heavy rain.

The alerts remain in place for Seaford seafront areas and the Cuckmere River today (Wednesday, November 18), although the weather is forecast to improve as the week goes on.

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