Severe weather warning for Sussex coast upgraded with 80mph wind expected as well as heavy rain (From The Argus)
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Severe weather warning for Sussex coast upgraded with 80mph wind expected as well as heavy rain
1:38pm Thursday 13th February 2014 in News
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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