The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area.
The official weather forecaster said this afternoon (Monday 4 May) that strong winds are expected all day tomorrow (Tuesday 5 May).
The warning comes as more than half an inch of rain is expected to fall within a few hours later this evening.
The Met Office said: “Southwesterly winds will gust to over 50mph at times in parts of southern England and south Wales and to 60 mph in some exposed coastal sites.
“The public should be aware that these gusts may cause minor damage to trees and make travel tricky for the likes of towing vehicles.
“A rather deep and complex area of low pressure will bring windy conditions widely on Tuesday but these winds will be strongest near the south coast in the morning.
“Such winds would be quite normal in winter but rather less so (though not exceptional) in May and, with trees well into leaf now and some extra holiday traffic around, some minor impacts are likely.”
Although tomorrow is expected to be largely dry after breakfast, the day after (Wednesday 6 May) is expected to be wet or at least showery for the whole 24 hours.
Some forecasts suggest even stronger winds on Wednesday than tomorrow.
Thursday (7 May) – polling day – looks clearer and calmer. Of course, weather forecasts, like political polls, are subject to change!
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