Storm Erik to produce strong gusting winds across Sussex

A new Met office warning for Sussex has been issued as Storm Erik batters the UK.

While Erik is focused mainly in the north-west of the UK, strong gusting winds are due to hit East and West Sussex for most of today.

The Met Office says: “Despite the strongest of the winds associated with Storm Erik being across the north-west of the UK today, a swathe of strong south-westerly winds will bring gusts 50-60mph to southern counties of England, initially across south-west England, but then affecting areas further east this afternoon.

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“Winds easing from the west through the afternoon and evening.”

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Heavy showers are also set to create difficult driving conditions up until this evening.