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Heavy rain warning for New Year’s Day across West Sussex

Weather warning.

Weather warning.

Heavy rain is set to batter West Sussex on New Year’s Day according to the latest severe weather warning from the Met Office.

Gusts of 50-60 mph could accompany total rainfall of between 10 and 20mm on Wednesday January 1, but forecasters warn that it could be as much as 30-40mm in some places.

According to the Met Office: “With ground already saturated over much of this area, the public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding.”

An assessment from the chief forecaster said: “The more persistent rain should clear eastwards later on Wednesday and overnight into Thursday, but heavy showers will follow on.”

 

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