Severe weather warning for rain issued for East Sussex by Met Office

Storm clouds
Storm clouds

Yet another severe weather warning for rain has been issued for East Sussex by the Met Office, this time for New Year’s Day.

The yellow warning will be in force from 6am until 9pm on Wednesday January 1.

Heavy rain will be accompanied by gale force winds of around 36mph, with gusts of more than 50mph in Lewes, although these will be stronger along the coast.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Further rain, heavy at times, is expected to spread quickly northeastwards on Wednesday.

“Rainfall totals are expected to be widely 10-20 mm, but as much as 30-40 mm over some south facing coasts and hills.

“South or southwesterly gales with gusts 50-60 mph may also accompany the rain.

“With ground already saturated over much of this area, the public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding.”