Strong winds forecast as Sussex is set to catch the edge of Storm Doris

Sussex may be set to miss the brunt of Storm Doris, which is forecast to batter a large part of the UK on Thursday (February 23), but winds could still hit 50-60mph.

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An Amber National Severe Weather Warning has been issued for wind with gusts expected to reach 60-70mph in northern England and Wales with the chance of some isolated gusts of up to 80mph.

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However, the Met Office forecast for Sussex is light rain early on which will turn heavy as the winds pick up.

The cloud is due to pass mid-afternoon and the county could see some sunny intervals.

Currently the weekend forecast is for rain and breezy conditions on Saturday and a cloudy but dry day on Sunday.