Weather warning for Sussex as 70mph gusts to batter coastline

The Argus: Weather warning for Sussex as 70mph gusts to batter coastline Weather warning for Sussex as 70mph gusts to batter coastline

The county is set to be buffeted by 70 mph winds in a stormy countdown to Christmas.

Forecasters are predicting more heavy rain and severe gale force winds tomorrow and Tuesday.

Up to 60mm of rainfall is predicted over the higher ground of the North and South Downs in the next two days with wind gust speeds of up to 70mph gusts along the coast.

West Sussex County Council are warning that gale force winds could lead to disruption to transport and damage to infrastructure with the risk of trees being brought down.

The authority is also asking residents to make sure that any Christmas trees and decorations put up outside are securely tied down to prevent them from being blown away and potentially hurting passers-by.

The Highways Agency is warning motorists driving high-sided vehicles, riding motorcycles or towing caravans  to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice such as speed restrictions .

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6:27pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

I see a man yesterday trying to push a push chair on the sea front pass the Thistle hotel, when he got to Black lion street the push chair was on two wheels with the rain cover blowing down the street........ I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind but after I thought what a **** he was risking the babies life like that.
I see a man yesterday trying to push a push chair on the sea front pass the Thistle hotel, when he got to Black lion street the push chair was on two wheels with the rain cover blowing down the street........ I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind but after I thought what a **** he was risking the babies life like that. Brighton Living

6:43pm Sun 22 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

Too many idiots will ignore the warnings and set out on journeys and then come and cropper and expect the emergency services to bale them out.
Too many idiots will ignore the warnings and set out on journeys and then come and cropper and expect the emergency services to bale them out. sussexram40

10:53pm Sun 22 Dec 13

hubby says...

21c here today with gusts up to 2kph.
21c here today with gusts up to 2kph. hubby

3:10am Mon 23 Dec 13

Zeta Function says...

The Christmas lights on buildings and trees should be switched Off.
With the strong winds and heavy downfalls it will be too hazardous to leave them on.

Water is a conductor, might cause an accident or fire

The lit up tree by Palmeira Sq looked very dangerous yesterday.

I hope someone will take note.
The Christmas lights on buildings and trees should be switched Off. With the strong winds and heavy downfalls it will be too hazardous to leave them on. Water is a conductor, might cause an accident or fire The lit up tree by Palmeira Sq looked very dangerous yesterday. I hope someone will take note. Zeta Function

9:03am Mon 23 Dec 13

UsualSuspect says...

Zeta Function wrote:
The Christmas lights on buildings and trees should be switched Off. With the strong winds and heavy downfalls it will be too hazardous to leave them on. Water is a conductor, might cause an accident or fire The lit up tree by Palmeira Sq looked very dangerous yesterday. I hope someone will take note.
Shall we cancel Christmas while we are at it ?
[quote][p][bold]Zeta Function[/bold] wrote: The Christmas lights on buildings and trees should be switched Off. With the strong winds and heavy downfalls it will be too hazardous to leave them on. Water is a conductor, might cause an accident or fire The lit up tree by Palmeira Sq looked very dangerous yesterday. I hope someone will take note.[/p][/quote]Shall we cancel Christmas while we are at it ? UsualSuspect

10:04am Mon 23 Dec 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Brighton Living wrote:
I see a man yesterday trying to push a push chair on the sea front pass the Thistle hotel, when he got to Black lion street the push chair was on two wheels with the rain cover blowing down the street........ I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind but after I thought what a **** he was risking the babies life like that.
To become a caring, decent person isn't hard. To ignore someone's plight when they obviously could do with a bit of extra help, is disgraceful. Shame on you.

This is meant to be the season of goodwill - let's start this properly everyone, come on please.
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: I see a man yesterday trying to push a push chair on the sea front pass the Thistle hotel, when he got to Black lion street the push chair was on two wheels with the rain cover blowing down the street........ I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind but after I thought what a **** he was risking the babies life like that.[/p][/quote]To become a caring, decent person isn't hard. To ignore someone's plight when they obviously could do with a bit of extra help, is disgraceful. Shame on you. This is meant to be the season of goodwill - let's start this properly everyone, come on please. getThisCoalitionOut

10:10am Mon 23 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Too many idiots will ignore the warnings and set out on journeys and then come and cropper and expect the emergency services to bale them out.
If people are so stupid that a look over a cliff or a walk along the promenade in atrocious weather is a "thrill" then let them get on with it and watch Natural Selection at work.

Stop nannying the plebeians and support those who are truly in need of assistance as a result of illness or circumstances, not the ones who choose their actions of stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Too many idiots will ignore the warnings and set out on journeys and then come and cropper and expect the emergency services to bale them out.[/p][/quote]If people are so stupid that a look over a cliff or a walk along the promenade in atrocious weather is a "thrill" then let them get on with it and watch Natural Selection at work. Stop nannying the plebeians and support those who are truly in need of assistance as a result of illness or circumstances, not the ones who choose their actions of stupidity. The Prophet of Doom

10:24am Mon 23 Dec 13

scuba1 says...

UsualSuspect wrote:
Zeta Function wrote:
The Christmas lights on buildings and trees should be switched Off. With the strong winds and heavy downfalls it will be too hazardous to leave them on. Water is a conductor, might cause an accident or fire The lit up tree by Palmeira Sq looked very dangerous yesterday. I hope someone will take note.
Shall we cancel Christmas while we are at it ?
What's the problem with temporarily keeping hazards at bay ... Then we will not be guilty of putting our emergency services unnessesarily at risk ?
[quote][p][bold]UsualSuspect[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zeta Function[/bold] wrote: The Christmas lights on buildings and trees should be switched Off. With the strong winds and heavy downfalls it will be too hazardous to leave them on. Water is a conductor, might cause an accident or fire The lit up tree by Palmeira Sq looked very dangerous yesterday. I hope someone will take note.[/p][/quote]Shall we cancel Christmas while we are at it ?[/p][/quote]What's the problem with temporarily keeping hazards at bay ... Then we will not be guilty of putting our emergency services unnessesarily at risk ? scuba1

11:16am Mon 23 Dec 13

Goldenwight says...

And a merry christmas to all- God help us everyone!

I'm sure it is going to be an excellent Christmas for roofers, electricity workers and tree surgeons...
And a merry christmas to all- God help us everyone! I'm sure it is going to be an excellent Christmas for roofers, electricity workers and tree surgeons... Goldenwight

12:04pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Andy R says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Brighton Living wrote:
I see a man yesterday trying to push a push chair on the sea front pass the Thistle hotel, when he got to Black lion street the push chair was on two wheels with the rain cover blowing down the street........ I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind but after I thought what a **** he was risking the babies life like that.
To become a caring, decent person isn't hard. To ignore someone's plight when they obviously could do with a bit of extra help, is disgraceful. Shame on you.

This is meant to be the season of goodwill - let's start this properly everyone, come on please.
Huh? I'm reading "I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind", so now I'm wondering what you're reading.......
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: I see a man yesterday trying to push a push chair on the sea front pass the Thistle hotel, when he got to Black lion street the push chair was on two wheels with the rain cover blowing down the street........ I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind but after I thought what a **** he was risking the babies life like that.[/p][/quote]To become a caring, decent person isn't hard. To ignore someone's plight when they obviously could do with a bit of extra help, is disgraceful. Shame on you. This is meant to be the season of goodwill - let's start this properly everyone, come on please.[/p][/quote]Huh? I'm reading "I needed to help him take the pushchair to a safe area where their was no wind", so now I'm wondering what you're reading....... Andy R

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