Gales and heavy rain heading for East Sussex

Plenty of rain to come.
Plenty of rain to come.

A yellow warning of gales and heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office for East Sussex tomorrow (Tuesday February 4) night and Wednesday.

Forecasters said for the south east region gales accompanied by heavy rain will continue northeastwards overnight, the gales swinging into the west by morning but still with the potential for gusts to around 70mph in coastal areas, possibly 80mph in the far southwest.

Inland gusts to around 60mph are likely.

A gradual change to more showery conditions is expected on Wednesday but still with some longer spells of rain, which could mean that some areas see accumulations of 20-30 mm in 24 hours, perhaps even 40 mm over southwestern hills.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from either the wind or rain elements in this warning, which have almost equal prominence during this period, they said.

Additionally, large waves and high tides mean a further risk of flooding in some coastal areas.