Bins have been swept down a hill by rain as torrential storms battered Brighton this morning.

As thunderstorms hit the city early this morning, residents were shocked to see their bins heading down the hill in the downpour.

A Met Office yellow weather warning saw the city hit by a deluge of rain which wreaked havoc in shops, pubs and on roads across Brighton and Sussex.

In footage captured around 6.30am this morning, bins were washed down Elm Grove and towards the city centre.

A river of water flowed alongside the side of the road after the sudden downpour in the area.

A man in shorts can be seen huddling in a bus stop of the road to avoid the rain.

Brighton was hit by the torrential weather which caused shops and pubs to close this morning.

On Western Road, Waitrose was forced to close in the morning while the Post and Telegraph Wetherspoons was also shut.

The weather warning was in force from 4.30am until 10.30am this morning.