Ex tropical storm Bertha to hit in the early hours

Ex tropical storm Bertha to hit in the early hours

Ex tropical storm Bertha to hit in the early hours

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Gales and torrential rain is set to hit the county as the remnants of tropical storm Bertha make landfall in the early hours.

The Met Office confirmed Sussex will be in for a stormy night this evening as the storm blows its way in across the channel just after midnight.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “We are going to see heavy rains and gale force winds and there is still doubt as to whether to could be a little be worse. It is estimated the county could see up to 50ml of rain and gusts of up 50mph.

“The winds are fairly brisk at the moment from the south west so we are expected rain to come into the Brighton area just after midnight and turn heavy in the early hours of the morning.

“There is a small risk of thunder and lightning. The winds are going to be quite a feature and we have strong southerly winds we expect to increase up to gale strength early tomorrow – with 50mph gusts from the south west.

“We could see an inch of rain and there is a small risk we could see two inches of rain – that could be enough to see some flooding.”

The rain is expected to die down tomorrow afternoon with there just being a small risk of showers.

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9:39pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

Well this is going to be another hyped up non-event I suspect.
Well this is going to be another hyped up non-event I suspect. JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Sat 9 Aug 14

VoodooGangbanger says...

it will blow over.
it will blow over. VoodooGangbanger
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Sat 9 Aug 14

yatman says...

50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check
50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check yatman
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Outlaw Pete says...

50ml of rain over the whole county? isn't that about half of what you are allowed to take on an aircraft? Hardly newsworthy.
50ml of rain over the whole county? isn't that about half of what you are allowed to take on an aircraft? Hardly newsworthy. Outlaw Pete
  • Score: 0

7:12am Sun 10 Aug 14

monkeymoo says...

WOW...What a storm it was....
1 heavy rain shower and about 15mph gusts of wind.
...And i live right on the coast!
WOW...What a storm it was.... 1 heavy rain shower and about 15mph gusts of wind. ...And i live right on the coast! monkeymoo
  • Score: 14

7:42am Sun 10 Aug 14

taxidiy says...

I think they answer is ,if they forecast it don't worry, it probably wont happen BUT if they do a Michael Fish then start worrying!
I think they answer is ,if they forecast it don't worry, it probably wont happen BUT if they do a Michael Fish then start worrying! taxidiy
  • Score: 4

8:49am Sun 10 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

yatman wrote:
50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check
Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check.

But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone!
[quote][p][bold]yatman[/bold] wrote: 50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check[/p][/quote]Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check. But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone! Goldenwight
  • Score: -17

10:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

BlackRocker says...

Goldenwight wrote:
yatman wrote:
50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check
Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check.

But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone!
With four errors in your own post I think you are hardly in a position to find fault.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yatman[/bold] wrote: 50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check[/p][/quote]Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check. But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone![/p][/quote]With four errors in your own post I think you are hardly in a position to find fault. BlackRocker
  • Score: 20

10:29am Sun 10 Aug 14

Friend of Carlotta says...

Is the rain, wind and thunder enough for the moaners now?
Is the rain, wind and thunder enough for the moaners now? Friend of Carlotta
  • Score: 8

11:14am Sun 10 Aug 14

Voice of Brighton says...

Goldenwight wrote:
yatman wrote:
50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check
Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check.

But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone!
You could do with your own spell checker mate.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yatman[/bold] wrote: 50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check[/p][/quote]Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check. But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone![/p][/quote]You could do with your own spell checker mate. Voice of Brighton
  • Score: 9

11:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

FatherTed11 says...

Friend of Carlotta wrote:
Is the rain, wind and thunder enough for the moaners now?
Where is that happening then? There's some rain and breezes in Hove but it's hardly a storm.
[quote][p][bold]Friend of Carlotta[/bold] wrote: Is the rain, wind and thunder enough for the moaners now?[/p][/quote]Where is that happening then? There's some rain and breezes in Hove but it's hardly a storm. FatherTed11
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

BlackRocker wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
yatman wrote:
50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check
Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check.

But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone!
With four errors in your own post I think you are hardly in a position to find fault.
One word- pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]BlackRocker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yatman[/bold] wrote: 50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check[/p][/quote]Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check. But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone![/p][/quote]With four errors in your own post I think you are hardly in a position to find fault.[/p][/quote]One word- pathetic. Goldenwight
  • Score: -2

3:57pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tedious Pedant says...

Voice of Brighton wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
yatman wrote:
50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check
Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check.

But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone!
You could do with your own spell checker mate.
You could do with your own grammar checker, mate.
[quote][p][bold]Voice of Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yatman[/bold] wrote: 50 ml of rain I'm impressed....come on subs, spell check[/p][/quote]Wouldnt get picked up by either a spell check or a grsmmar check. But a twentieth of a litre of rin across the county is unlikely to bother anyone![/p][/quote]You could do with your own spell checker mate.[/p][/quote]You could do with your own grammar checker, mate. Tedious Pedant
  • Score: 0

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