Yellow warning for rain across West Sussex

Another weather warning for rain has been issued for the weekend across the county.

Friday, 24th January 2014, 2:41 pm
Weather warning.

After a showery day tomorrow (Saturday January 25), heavy rain is forecast for most of Sunday and a yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office.

As the ground is still waterlogged from past storms, surface water is likely to cause problems.

Both West Sussex County Council and the Environment Agency continue to respond to, and monitor, the affected areas.

The County Council is asking motorists to be considerate and drive slowly through surface water.

Waves created by driving quickly damage surrounding properties and soak passers-by.

Surface water can obscure hidden dangers such as submerged potholes and other damage to the road, so please be careful.

Residents living in areas affected by high groundwater levels should consider moving precious belongings out of their cellars.

Groundwater flooding will usually occur days, or even weeks, after heavy or prolonged rainfall, and can last several weeks.