SEVERE weather warnings have been issued for West Sussex in the run up to Christmas.
The Met Office released an ‘amber’ warning for rain, for the period between 7am on Monday (December 23) and 9am on Christmas Eve.
“A spell of heavy rainfall is expected to affect parts of southern England and South Wales during Monday,” said a Met Office spokesman.
“This will fall onto saturated ground and lead to a risk of some flooding. Gale to severe gale force winds will be an added hazard, with the potential for very strong gusts across coastal areas.
“The public should be prepared for the likelihood of some significant disruption due to the combined hazards of heavy rainfall and high winds.”
Gusts of up to 80mph are possible along the coast, but there are currently no flood alerts in place for the Observer area.
Visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/142151.aspx for flood updates.