A second weather warning has been issued for Sussex ahead of the arrival of Storm Ciaran.

The storm is set to batter the south coast of England tomorrow night and Thursday, with gusts of up to 80mph forecast.

The Met Office has issued a warning for wind for the entire county from 9pm tomorrow until the end of the day on Thursday.

The weather service has warned of “very strong and potentially damaging winds” that could pose a “danger to life” as the storm strikes the coast.

Wind speeds are expected to reach up to 80mph at times along the south coast, with a possibility of 50mph gusts further inland.

The Met Office warned Storm Ciaran could cause damage to buildings and power lines, as well as large waves and flying debris.

It comes after a yellow weather warning for rain was issued, also for the entire county, in place from 6pm tomorrow until the end of the day on Thursday.

As much as 60mm of rain could accumulate in some places, especially over higher ground.

Met Office deputy chief meterologist Steven Keates said: “Storm Ciaran will bring very strong winds along the south coast of England and Wales, with gusts of 70 to 80mph possible.

“Further inland, gusts could reach up to 50 or 60mph.

“As well as strong winds, this deep low-pressure system will bring heavy rain to many parts of the UK.

“The heaviest rain is expected in southern and western areas with 20-25mm possible widely and 40-60mm over higher ground.

“This rain will fall on already saturated ground, bringing a risk of flooding.”

The Environment Agency has warned that flooding in South East England from Storm Ciaran is “possible”.

Kate Marks, flood duty manager for the Environment Agency, said: “We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and urge people not to drive through flood water as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car.

“People should check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding and follow the Environment Agency on social media for the latest flood updates.”