FEROCIOUS winds and driving rain are set to descend on the South East for the second weekend in a row.

An amber weather warning for rain and a yellow weather warning for wind have been issued in Sussex as the county prepares for Storm Dennis.

This follows Storm Ciara last weekend which saw trampolines blown onto railways, trees felled across roads and a crane spinning “wildly” in the 70mph winds.

Transport services suffered as a result of the extreme weather conditions with trains delayed and flights cancelled. Now rail bosses are warning of a repeat of this disruption.

A Southern Rail spokesman said: “High winds have the potential to damage overhead lines and tracks, for example through debris or trees by the tracks falling on to the railway.

“Network Rail may need to put speed restrictions in place to keep passengers safe.”

Network rail also advised people to “secure garden furniture near the railway” and “bear with us if we slow services to keep you safe”.

The amber weather warning for rain is in place between 12.15am and 6pm on Sunday, with a yellow weather warning for rain issued from noon tomorrow through to 9pm on Sunday.

The yellow weather warning for wind is in place from 10am tomorrow until midnight on Sunday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.


“Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.

“Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.

“Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“There is a good chance chance some communities cut off by flooded roads, and power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses are likely.”

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