Berthawatch: wet and windy but no zombie apocalypse yet

Posted On 10 Aug 2014 at 8:19 am
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Heavy rain has hit Brighton and Hove as the remnants of ex-hurricane Bertha arrived this morning.

By Brighton RNLI

The Met Office updated the severe weather rain warning last night to say while the forecast is still uncertain, “the public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well as strong winds and large waves, particularly on the coasts of southern England.”

It says there is the potential for large waves and 50mm of rain.

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And this morning it issued another severe weather warning for wind which covers the city, saying exposed coastal areas could get gusts of up to 60mph.

The 999 Fun Day on Hove Lawns has been cancelled in anticipation of “appalling” weather.

The Environment Agency believes the weather will not be as severe as last winter’s storms. Catch up with the storm – or lack of it – in the rest of the UK with the Mirror’s liveblog here. 

Useful links:

The Met Office severe weather warning

Southern Railway live updates

Brighton and Hove City Council’s severe weather page

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