A HOMEOWNER has described his shock after waking up to find a trampoline had blown over a fence and into his back garden.

Steve Hutchinson said the runaway trampoline "could have caused a nasty outcome," as strong winds battered the city overnight.

Pictures of the garden, near Seaford, show how the trampoline narrowly avoided a small shed.

It comes as the Met Office warn that turbulent weather conditions are set to continue this morning.

The net of the trampoline can be seen to be damaged by the strong winds which the Met Office warned will continue this morning.

Mr Hutchinson told The Argus it was "fortunate" that it didn't hit anyone.

He said: "The weight of it - I couldn't believe.

"I went out in the garden to drag it away but the weight of it was just too much. I have left it where it was.

"My daughter has a grooming cabin in the bottom of the garden and lucky enough it missed that.

"It is just luck all-round really. It could have been a nasty outcome."

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds yesterday afternoon and is expected to last until 9.00am today.

Gusts up to 40mph continue to batter the coast, as delays to transport are expected across the whole of Sussex.

Coastal cities, including Brighton, are also expected to be impacted by sea spray and large waves.

Conditions are predicted to remain mild, with temperatures staying between 6C and 11C from Wednesday until the end of the week.

A Met Office Spokesman said: "There will be some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

"There will probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.

"Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges is also likely"