THERE is more heavy rain on the way, the Met Office has warned, following flash flooding in parts of the region over the past few days.

The weekend has proved to be a washout so far, with England and Scotland fans watching Friday night’s game on outdoor screens getting a soaking.

While this afternoon will see some sunshine, Brighton is due more rain overnight tonight and into Monday.

Alex Burkhill, a meteorologist with the Met Office, said: “It is definitely heavy rain for any time of year but it is not unusual.

“It may not go on as long as the winter and autumn months, but this time of year the rain has a lot more energy because of the warm air and there is a greater risk of flash flooding.

“Unlike winter when long periods of rain cause water levels to rise and rivers to burst their banks, in summer there are periods of intense rain – really heavy for a short period – and you get flash floods when drains become blocked or are unable to cope with intense rainfall.

“The heaviest rain will be in the South East, but partly because of the timing the impacts aren’t thought to be heavy enough to warrant a weather warning at the moment."

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Photos taken on Friday in Coombes, near Lancing, show a Toyota pickup truck splashing through a flooded road caused by ongoing downpours.

The Met Office said more showers are forecast in Brighton and Sussex tomorrow, coming up from the south.

Tuesday is looking a bit drier, but more wet weather is forecast for the latter half of next week.

Mr Burkhill added: “There will be some drier days but that is not to say that we have come to the end of this unsettled period.

“The heaviest has generally been across southern parts – moving in from the near continent, across the Channel and into the UK.”

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued advice on driving safely through summer showers.

The DVSA’s tips include allowing at least double the usual separation distance between your vehicle and the one in front, keeping speed down an using dipped headlights so that other drivers can see you.