Severe weather warning issued for East Sussex by Met Office

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THE MET Office has issued a severe weather warning for rain on Saturday August 25.

Spells of heavy rain and thundery showers are predicted and could have the potential to cause disruption during Saturday.

People should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding, with strong to gale force winds an additional hazard for southern counties.

The forecaster issued a yellow warning, which is the least serious of its severe weather warnings.

Red is the most serious, followed by amber and then yellow.

And it will be windy too: wind speeds on Saturday will average 25mph but gusts will reach 45mph along the coast.

Although it will be about 17C on Saturday, the Met Office is warning it will feel more like 12C, particularly on the coast.

It might look calm and sunny outside right now, but rain is forecast to start this afternoon at around 4pm, just in time for the commute home and looks set to continue into Saturday afternoon.

Thankfully at the moment the weather looks set to be much improved on Sunday and Monday, although it still won’t be the scorcher we would like to finish the summer.

On Sunday the wind will die down to about 12mph and temperatures will be about 20C, with some sunny intervals.

While on Monday it will be about 18C, but cloudy.

Wind speed will be about 14mph.

To check the latest weather updates visit www.metoffice.gov.uk