Met Office is issuing a yellow rain warning for much of Sussex

More flooding could hit Sussex over the next few days, with wet and windy weather set to hit the south coast tonight.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning from 6pm this evening until 6am Tuesday, covering much of the county – including Chichester, Brighton, Worthing and Haywards Heath.

The national weather agency has warned there is a low chance of homes and businesses being swamped by downpours expected over the next few days, with the prospect of some communities being cut off by flooded roads.

Up to 80mm (approx. 3 inches) is expected to fall over higher ground in Sussex.

It comes a month after parts of the county were flooded after several days of heavy rain.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Spells of rain are expected to become persistent and at times heavy late Sunday in parts of southern England and south Wales and continue through Monday before disappearing early Tuesday.

“For the southern England area, 25-50mm (1-2 inches) of rain will fall widely, but the highest levels of rainfall are likely to be on the higher levels of Sussex and Dorset, where locally 50-80mm (2-3 inches ) fall from it Rain may fall.”

The Weather Service advises drivers to delay driving until heavy downpours subside, allow more time to react when approaching icy road hazards, and use low beams when visibility is severely limited.

Heavy rain is expected in Brighton around midday, with wet and windy conditions set to persist well into the evening and into tomorrow morning. Gusts in excess of 45mph are forecast around midnight tonight.

Uneasy conditions will continue for the remainder of the week with a mix of sunshine and showers expected.

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