Severe weather warning for Sussex coast upgraded with 80mph wind expected as well as heavy rain

The Argus: Severe weather warning for Sussex coast upgraded with 80mph wind expected as well as heavy rain Severe weather warning for Sussex coast upgraded with 80mph wind expected as well as heavy rain

The Sussex coast is bracing for 80mph tomorrow as the latest storm heads towards the county.

The Met Office has upgraded its severe weather warning for wind from yellow - meaning be aware - to amber -meaning be prepared.

It has forecast winds of 70mph and up to 80mph along the coast from Friday afternoon.

A spokesman said: "Yet another storm has developed to the west of the Azores. It will run northeastwards across western and northern parts of the UK during Friday and into Saturday, before clearing to the northeast.

"Around the southern flank of this storm very strong southerly or southwesterly winds are expected to develop, primarily affecting southern and southeastern counties of England.

"There remains some uncertainty in the track and timings of this system but gusts of 60-70 mph are possible with perhaps 80 mph along most exposed parts of the south coast. With these strong winds some large waves are also likely along the south coast and there is the potential for some coastal flooding where this coincides with high tides."

There is a second warning of rain for the same period with 20mm of rain expected.

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2:51pm Thu 13 Feb 14

leedsnowfan says...

As a weather follower.....I think this may actually be worse than forecasted currently. We may see a Red Alert issued across our area tmrw :(
As a weather follower.....I think this may actually be worse than forecasted currently. We may see a Red Alert issued across our area tmrw :( leedsnowfan

3:10pm Thu 13 Feb 14

BiggerH says...

amber??? sod that - I'm going out until it's Red Alert!!!!!¬
amber??? sod that - I'm going out until it's Red Alert!!!!!¬ BiggerH

3:16pm Thu 13 Feb 14

manwithaflan says...

So the Met Office have got it wrong?
So the Met Office have got it wrong? manwithaflan

3:29pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Brighton1000 says...

leedsnowfan wrote:
As a weather follower.....I think this may actually be worse than forecasted currently. We may see a Red Alert issued across our area tmrw :(
Wow, what makes you say that? Im intrigued by the weather.
[quote][p][bold]leedsnowfan[/bold] wrote: As a weather follower.....I think this may actually be worse than forecasted currently. We may see a Red Alert issued across our area tmrw :([/p][/quote]Wow, what makes you say that? Im intrigued by the weather. Brighton1000

3:34pm Thu 13 Feb 14

sussexram40 says...

Batten down the hatches - again.
Batten down the hatches - again. sussexram40

4:22pm Thu 13 Feb 14

leedsnowfan says...

Brighton1000 wrote:
leedsnowfan wrote:
As a weather follower.....I think this may actually be worse than forecasted currently. We may see a Red Alert issued across our area tmrw :(
Wow, what makes you say that? Im intrigued by the weather.
As the warnings have already been upgraded since yesterday....i think we'll see this raised to Red tommorrow.....they never tend to do it til just before it hits......have a look at a weather Forum called Met Monkey.....they never get it wrong on there! :)
[quote][p][bold]Brighton1000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leedsnowfan[/bold] wrote: As a weather follower.....I think this may actually be worse than forecasted currently. We may see a Red Alert issued across our area tmrw :([/p][/quote]Wow, what makes you say that? Im intrigued by the weather.[/p][/quote]As the warnings have already been upgraded since yesterday....i think we'll see this raised to Red tommorrow.....they never tend to do it til just before it hits......have a look at a weather Forum called Met Monkey.....they never get it wrong on there! :) leedsnowfan

4:58pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Gaz the great says...

Great, just what we need, more rain. On the bright side there shouldn't be a hose-pipe ban this year. Well just maybe then?
Great, just what we need, more rain. On the bright side there shouldn't be a hose-pipe ban this year. Well just maybe then? Gaz the great

9:33pm Thu 13 Feb 14

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

HJ says this is an act of God and is targeting the Greens
HJ says this is an act of God and is targeting the Greens I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!

6:33am Fri 14 Feb 14

DCCCCCC says...

So sick sick sick of this weather! Is there any end in sight please?
So sick sick sick of this weather! Is there any end in sight please? DCCCCCC

8:12am Fri 14 Feb 14

ARMANA says...

Comon, its time to get up,!! your late for work, & you have to cycle to work in this rain, Ha Ha, !!!!
Comon, its time to get up,!! your late for work, & you have to cycle to work in this rain, Ha Ha, !!!! ARMANA

8:43am Fri 14 Feb 14

Juleyanne says...

Give it 4 months or so and there will probably be a hosepipe ban. Why, because it's Britain!
Give it 4 months or so and there will probably be a hosepipe ban. Why, because it's Britain! Juleyanne

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