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Here comes the rain! Weather alerts as Sussex is hit with storm

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The radar map shows just how large the storm is that is coming across Sussex.

With already high temperatures creating an uncomfortable humidity across the town a Yellow Warning has already been issued by the Met Office.

Crawley will see a high of 22 degrees today which will only drop to 16 degrees overnight.

A large band of rain and thunderstorms is headed up across the channel. Radar image taken at 09:30.

The Met Office says:

“Areas of heavy and perhaps thundery rain are possible this morning, mainly in the west and clearing away northwards. Generally dry and bright conditions follow, but with a risk of isolated thunderstorms developing. Very warm, and feeling humid.

Tonight, Thunderstorms or an area of thundery rain will move north, most likely across western areas. Drier but cloudy conditions will follow to many areas. Staying warm and humid everywhere. Minimum temperature 16 °C.”

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Amber warning from Met Office for thunderstorms and heavy rain over Crawley

An amber warning has been issued by the Met Office of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

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The warning is from 16:00 till 21:00 this evening.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms as expected and could bring a lot of travel disruption.

The Met office says to expect:

  • Spray and sudden flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
  • Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

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