Sussex braced for three days of thunderstorms after a heatwave


A THUNDERSTORM warning for Sussex has been extended as the heatwave comes to an abrupt end.

The yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office comes into effect from 10am today and will now last until Tuesday. Another yellow warning for thunderstorms will apply from 9am Wednesday until the end of the day.

The National Weather Service has warned of possible disruptions with up to 30mm of rain in an hour.

There is a small chance that homes and businesses will be quickly flooded as a result of the heavy rain, as well as a small chance that fast flowing or deep flood water will cause a hazard to life.

The Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist Jason Kelly said: “The hot weather will give way to a thunderstorm from the west, which will spread south and east earlier in the week.

“On Monday and Tuesday isolated but violent thunderstorms are possible.

“The alerts highlight the likelihood of around 50mm of rain falling in some locations in the north over a three-hour period, while some areas further south may experience around 30mm of rain in a three-hour period.

“Hail and frequent lightning are also possible as part of these downpours and pose an additional hazard.”

The downpours come after a drought was declared in Sussex and wildfires broke out across the county as a result of the dry conditions.

Brighton is forecast to be cloudy today, with temperatures a significantly cooler 22C and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday. Sussex braced for three days of thunderstorms after a heatwave

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