Flood alert for the Cuckmere and Bull Rivers near Alfriston

Another flood alert has been issued in Sussex amid high and rising water levels in the area.

Flooding near Hellingly and Alfriston is ‘possible’ as the Cuckmere and Bull River rise after earlier rains.

The warning comes after 15mm of rain in the last 24 hours and warnings that rural roads and gardens may already be flooded.

Information on the government website read: “The Cuckmere and Bull Rivers are high and rising. 15mm of rain has been recorded in Cowbeech in the last 24 hours.

“Although only a small amount, it follows an exceptionally wet spell in November 2022. Fields, country roads and gardens in Hellingly are already likely to experience minor flooding impacts.”

River levels are expected to rise further this afternoon and fears the gardens at Mill Lane, Station Road, Church Lane and Church Road in Hellingly will be affected.

Minor flooding is also expected on North Street, Willows Car Park and River Lane in Alfriston.

While the river is expected to fall in the early hours of the morning, further rains on Friday and over the weekend could cause further problems.

The warning comes as Climping Seafront was also subject to a flood alert today.

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