Severe weather warnings issued for East Sussex by Met Office

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THE MET Office has issued severe weather warnings for East Sussex today (Monday December 12) and Tuesday December 13.

It is predicting general rain and gales will dominate the region by midnight on Monday with gusts of more than 70mph near the coast.

The rain will give way to some heavy and blustery showers. The minimum temperature will be just 5 degrees centrigrade.

Weather experts at the Met Office are warning the bad weather will continue into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

There will be showers during Tuesday, which look set to be heavy. There will also be a risk of thunder and hail.

The maximum temperature will be 9 degrees centigrade, but it will feel much colder in the wind.

People are being advised that the rainfall has the potential to cause localised flooding from rivers and surface water, so they should take extra care when driving.

The Met Office has put East Sussex on a yellow alert for Monday and Tuesday.

Yellow is the first level of warning, with amber and red being the next two levels up.

Unfortunately the week doesn’t get much better after Tuesday, according to the Met Office.

Wednesday stays cold and windy with wintry showers.

After a promising start on Thursday with lighter winds and some sunshine, heavy rain and severe gales return Thursday night and Friday.