Wet Christmas for East Sussex

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It’s going to be a wet rather than a white Christmas for East Sussex according to the latest forecast by the Met Office.

A yellow warning to be aware of potential problems from heavy rain has been issued for Christmas Eve (Monday December 24).

There are no warnings at this time for Christmas Day.

After flooding affected roads across Sussex yesterday (Thursday December 20), further bands of heavy rain accompanied by strong winds are expected to move north-eastwards across many parts of the UK through Saturday and Sunday.

Yet another active frontal system is expected to affect parts of England and Wales on Christmas Eve, particularly southern areas including East Sussex.

The Met Office warned that given that the ground is already saturated, the public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding.

The Environment Agency is still issuing a warning that flooding is expected and immediate action is required at the River Cuckmere and Bull River in Hellingly and Horsebridge, affecting Mill Lane, Station Road and the A271 at Lower Horsebridge.

The agency warns flooding is possible from Vines Cross to Exceat Bridge on the Cuckmeree.

On the River Ouse there are flooding is possible warnings from Slaugham to Barcombe Mills and Newhaven Harbour.