West Sussex weather warnings for the weekend

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THE MET office still has weather warnings in place across the Observer area until the end of Sunday (January 5).

Here is a breakdown of the warnings and what to look out for.

The remainder of Friday, January 3.

- A yellow weather warning for wind is in place, with tides expected to be very high.

- The public should be aware of the risks of large waves and coastal flooding.

- The video above shows high tide at Selsey just after midday today (January 3)

- A yellow weather warning for rain is in place, with heavy showers, thunderstorms with hail and squally winds expected.

- A deeply unstable airmass covers the UK with bands of heavy showers and thunderstorms moving northeastwards, particularly affecting southern parts of England.

-The showers could produce 5-10 mm of rain within an hour.

Saturday, January 4

- A yellow weather warning for rain was issued at 4.45pm this afternoon (January 3) and is valid from midnight until 2pm tomorrow (January 4).

- A spell of heavy rain is likely to affect southern parts of England during the first half of Saturday, clearing eastwards early in the afternoon.

- A further 20 to 30 mm of rain is likely in places and much of this could fall within a six-hour period.

- A developing frontal system will move northeastwards across England on Saturday.

- The heaviest rain is likely to be across southern areas where, with ground already saturated, further localised flooding is likely.

Sunday, January 5

- A yellow weather warning for rain was issued at 4.29pm this afternoon (January 3) and is valid from 9am on Sunday (January 5), until 11.59pm the same day.

- Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will move east across the UK on Sunday (January 5) accompanied by strong winds.

- Quite widespread accumulations of 10-15mm are likely across southern areas with locally in excess of 30mm possible over some higher ground.

- This additional rainfall, following the recent very wet weather, means that the public should be aware of an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding as well as disruption to transport.

- Another spell of wet and windy weather will affect the British Isles on Sunday as a new, large deep depression develops over the Atlantic Ocean.

The associated frontal system is then expected to move eastwards across Britain, perhaps not clearing the far east and southeast until Monday morning (January 6).

Click http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/top-stories/gallery-high-tides-cause-flooding-across-the-observer-area-1-5785627 to see how the Observer areas have been affected so far today (January 3).




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