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Brighton and Hove avoids thunderstorms for now, but more predicted for weekend
7:00am Thursday 25th July 2013 in News
Thunderstorms have sparked downpours in most parts of the country over the last couple of days - but not in Brighton and Hove.
While other parts of the South East have been forced to dust off their umbrellas and rain macs, the city managed to stay dry.
But Brighton and Hove's luck could be about to change as the Met Office has issued Sussex with another yellow severe weather warning from Saturday through to Sunday.
A yellow warning means be aware as forecasters have predicted torrential downpours and thunder could hit the coast by Saturday afternoon.
A spokesman for Net Weather said: “Thunderstorms are always unpredictable. You can go ten miles down the road and get 50mm of rain fall and ten miles up it is bone dry.
“We've had a real rush of them and the country is lending itself to a few more coming through. There is a risk for Brighton and Hove, particularly from late Saturday onwards.
“It could be quite wet as ever with storms, certainly we could see 25mm of rain maybe more than that - it's certainly a possibility.
“There is a risk of localised flooding.
“Certainly if people are travelling they should keep an eye on the conditions and slow down.
“If out and about, don't stand under trees and if you are on a golf course, get off as quickly as possible.
“I would unplug household appliances, phone chargers and laptops because if a strike does come down, anything connected to a wire is liable.”
The stormy weather is a result of a plume of warm air coming off the continent and warming the South East Corner.
Temperatures are expected to reach low to mid-twenties on Saturday - a far cry from last weekend which saw parts of inland Sussex peak at a sweltering 32 degrees, while on the coast the mercury nudged 30.
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