Bank holiday downpours prompt severe weather warning for Brighton and Hove

Posted On 31 Aug 2015 at 12:33 pm

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Brighton and Hove for the bank holiday with the possibility of more than an inch of rain.

The official weather forecaster said yesterday (Sunday 30 August): “Further areas of heavy rain or thundery showers are likely to affect parts of south eastern England at times on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August).

“The main risk periods would seem to be before dawn and again during the middle of the day and into the afternoon.

“The evening should see a slow transition to drier conditions from the west.

“The public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding and impacts on holiday activities.

“Parts of south east England will still be affected by a warm, humid and unstable air mass during much of Monday, which leaves the opportunity for thundery downpours to spread from northern France.

“As in many such cases, only a minority of places will see the heaviest rain but there is a chance that some locations could see 20mm to 25mm of rain in an hour and perhaps 40mm in a few hours.”

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