Sussex could face more flooding if more rain is forecast

The Met Office has warned that more flooding could hit Sussex today as the county was issued a fourth weather warning.

A county-wide yellow weather warning for rain is in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon, with the risk of delays to train services and road trips, and flooding of homes and businesses.

It comes after the county was hit by several days of wet weather that caused widespread flooding.

In Barcombe Mills, the storm turned a road into a river, stranding two trucks while a brave driver tried to navigate a deep puddle of water near the University of Chichester.

The Argus: A driver attempted to navigate a deep puddle near the University of ChichesterA driver tried to navigate a deep puddle near the University of Chichester (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

A Met Office spokeswoman said: “Following recent heavy rains which have saturated the ground, another heavy rain spell is likely on Sunday, dissipating eastwards by the afternoon.

“Around 20-30mm of rain is probably fairly widespread, with maybe 40-50mm seen in some places.”

The Weather Service forecast Brighton could see thunderstorms with winds up to 36mph from around 2pm this afternoon.

Flood warnings are in place for the following parts of Sussex:

  • East Branch of the River Adur – Burgess Hill to Henfield
  • Scrase Bridge Stream and West Common Stream – Haywards Heath and Lindfield
  • Upper Ouse – Slaugham to Barcombe Mills

Unfortunately, those hoping for an end to the wet and windy weather will be disappointed as a wet start to the week is forecast for Brighton and much of Sussex.

Heavy rain is expected tomorrow with winds in excess of 40mph, with light showers turning to thunder in the afternoon on Tuesday. Sussex could face more flooding if more rain is forecast

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