Multiple roads have been flooded after torrential rain battered Brighton causing long traffic delays.

Sections of the A27 are reported to be “just passable” after stormy weather battered the south coast early this morning.

The rain hit Sussex at around 6am this morning causing delays on roads as well as disruption to train services.

In Lewes, the A27 near the Ashcombe Roundabout has flooded and is just passable, causing large delays.

Elsewhere, Arundel Road in Worthing is also heavily affected by the recent rain causing further delays for drivers.


On the railways, a Govia Thameslink spokesman said: “Heavy rainfall may disrupt your journey, as it is affecting parts of the Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Southern networks this morning.

“Trains currently have minor delays between Wivelsfield, Haywards Heath & Balcombe.”

Services been Crawley and Horsham were reported to be “significantly delayed” after the tracks near Littlehaven were affected by flooding, Earlier, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across the whole of Sussex including Brighton, Lewes and Worthing.

The warning was initially posted for Monday but was pushed to around 4.30am on Tuesday. Thunderstorms can be expected until 10.30am.