Warning for heavy rain and 70mph winds across Sussex

Sussex has been issued with a warning for high winds and heavy rain starting on Boxing Day.

Saturday, 26th December 2020, 10:14 am

Storm Bella is due to hit the county on Saturday evening (December 26), continuing into the early hours of December 27.

The Met Office has been issued an amber warning for wind and a yellow warning for rain.

The weather forecaster said winds reaching up to 60mph to 70mph in coastal locations are expected from 10pm on Boxing Day. The amber warning is in place until 9am on December 27.

An amber weather warning has been issued for wind on December 26 and 27.

The Met Office said heavy rain is expected from about midnight (12am on December 27). The yellow warning is in place until 9am on December 27.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wardle, said: “Conditions will turn very unsettled after Christmas day, with a large area of low pressure sweeping across the UK from Boxing Day. Very strong winds will impact much of England and Wales, with particularly strong gusts on south west facing coasts.

“Heavy rain will also move in from the north, with heavy downpours through the afternoon in Scotland and Northern Ireland moving south across England and Wales overnight. This will be a notable change from the calmer conditions over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so take extra care and stay up to date with the latest forecast.”