Two flood alerts have been issued for West Sussex amid fears of heavy rainfall.

Warnings were issued on Wednesday morning and in the early hours of Thursday morning saying that flooding was “possible”.

The Environment Agency urged residents in the affected areas to start acting on flood plans if they had these in place.

At around 6.45am on Wednesday, October 26, a flood alert was issued for Aldingbourne and Barnham Rifes. Areas in the flood alert include West Barnham and parts of Bognor.


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In the early hours of this morning, warnings were also issued for Western Rother including Petworth and Pulborough.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Flooding is possible in this area.

“Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Avoid using low-lying footpaths or entering areas prone to flooding. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one.”

The alerts in West Sussex come after yellow and amber weather warnings were issued across Sussex and the South Coast.

Weather warnings were issued by the Met Office on Wednesday, October 25.