TORRENTIAL rain is set to drench the city this evening amid a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office.

The downpour could cause flooding and travel disruption across Brighton and Hove with rain expected to last until 9 pm tonight.

Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings, the forecaster warned.

The Argus: A yellow weather warning has been issued for Brighton and Hove. Credit: Met OfficeA yellow weather warning has been issued for Brighton and Hove. Credit: Met Office

Fast flowing or deep floodwater is also possible, with delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible.

A Met Office spokesman said: “It will become increasingly cloudy as an area of rain moves erratically northeast across the region.

“The rain will be locally heavy but should ease with a chance of brief sunny spells in the far west.

“A few clear spells in the evening but becoming generally cloudy overnight, with extensive low cloud, areas of mist and a few outbreaks of drizzle.”

He added that power cuts could follow, while spray and flooding on the roads across Sussex could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Temperatures will stay mild, ranging from 20C to 12C for the remainder of the day.

Just last week, hundreds of people flocked to the seafront as the county enjoyed a “mini heatwave”.

Residents and visitors alike set up parasols on Brighton beach and went for a dip in the sea as temperatures in the city hit a scorching 27C.

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