Brighton and Hove to be lashed by heavy rain on Sunday night

Posted On 26 Apr 2018 at 12:51 pm

A blocked drain left Goldstone Crescent in Hove flooded today (Wednesday 8 October)

Sunday night looks set to be more than a little soggy as forecasters warn that heavy rains and strong winds will move across Brighton and Hove – and even a chance of some snow on the South Downs.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, which starts at 9pm on Sunday night and lasts all Monday, for rain, saying it’s possible up to 70mm could fall in places.

Its chief forecaster says: “A period of heavy rain will affect first Southeastern England and then parts of East Anglia on Sunday evening, lasting through much of Monday.

“Although there is much uncertainty in these rainfall totals and how far West the heaviest rain will occur, accumulations of 25-40 mm are possible, and 50-70 mm in places during this period.

“The heavy rain will be accompanied by strong to gale force northerly winds, and it will be cold enough to produce some snow on high ground such as the North and South Downs, although this is unlikely to settle.”

The Met Office says there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, that spray and flooding could close some roads and that train and bus services could be delayed or cancelled.

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