Met Office issues severe weather warning for strong winds, heavy rain and ice across Sussex

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STORMS from the Atlantic with gusts of up 70mph are expected to lash Sussex tonight.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings of strong winds and heavy rain for today (Thursday December 15) and tomorrow (Friday December 16).

Forecasters say there is a risk of very strong winds and heavy rain moving eastwards across parts of Southern England later on Thursday and Friday morning.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “There is still some uncertainty regarding the northward extent of any severe weather though southern parts remain most prone with southern coastal areas seeing highest gusts.

“The public is advised to monitor warnings for this period, noting that the warning may be upgraded.”

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings of ice on Saturday and Sunday when temperatures are expected to plummet.

Temperatures on Friday will not move above 4°C, dipping to 0°C at night along the coast.

A little snow is expected to fall on Friday morning and afternoon.

Inland towns such as Uckfield, will see the mercury plummet to 2°C by day and to -1°C at night on Friday and on Saturday it will be around 4°C by day and -1°C at night.

The outlook for Saturday remains chilly, with day time temperatures hovering around 6°C and falling to 0°C at night.

The Met Office has a severe weather warning in place for ice on both Saturday and Sunday.

Icy patches are likely to form overnight and last into the morning, creating locally hazardous driving conditions.

The public is advised to take extra care.