Warning issued for heavy rain and thunder

A warning for heavy rain and possible thunder has been issued for across Sussex this afternoon (Tuesday June 27).

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 11:44 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:10 am

The warning, issued for 4pm until 9am tomorrow, says: “There is an increasing risk of heavy rain, with thunder possible, developing over southern England on Tuesday afternoon before spreading northwards during the evening and overnight.

“Many places will miss the worst of the rain, but there is a low likelihood of flooding of homes and businesses as well as disruption to transport.”

The Chief Forecaster’s assessment is: “There is much uncertainty with the forecast for this period and some places could even stay dry.

“However, heavy and thundery rain could produce 20 to 30mm rain in an hour and very locally 40 to 60mm in six to 12 hours.

“Should this occur then some flooding is possible, especially across urban areas.

“Overnight rain should gradually start to ease and by early Wednesday morning may be confined to parts of the East Midlands and East Anglia