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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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Yellow weather warning issued as Crawley braces for strong winds

‘Potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning,’ Met Office warns.

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The weather warning will continue to be in place until Friday morning (21 September).

The Met Office has issued a ‘Yellow Weather Warning’ for wind which will impact Crawley residents over the next couple of days.

Gusts of 60-65mph will be possible as an area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England.

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The weather warning will be in effect from 6pm tomorrow evening (20 September) through to Friday morning at 9am.

The Met Office said:

“Most likely we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts. However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England. The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.”

The Met Office has also said there is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches. This could also bring the chance of injuries and danger to life.

“There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.”

A ‘Yellow weather warning’ for wind will be in place from 6pm tomorrow (20 September).

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