There is more heavy rain on the way, the Met Office has warned, following flash flooding in parts of the region in recent days.
The weekend has proven to be a failure so far, with English and Scottish fans watching Friday night’s game on outdoor screens getting soaked.
While this afternoon will see some sunshine, Brighton is expected to rain again tonight and Monday.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: “It definitely rains any time of the year, but it’s not unusual.
“It may not last as long as the winter and fall months, but this time of year the rain has a lot more energy because of the hot air and there is a greater risk flash floods.
“Unlike winter when long periods of rain cause water levels to rise and rivers overflow, in summer there are periods of intense rain – very heavy for a short time – and you get flash floods when the drains get clogged or cannot cope with heavy rains.
“The heaviest rains will occur in the southeast, but partly because of the timing, the impacts are not considered strong enough to warrant a weather warning at this time.”
Photos taken in Coombes, near Lancing on Friday, show a Toyota pickup truck splashing down a flooded road caused by torrential rains.
The Met Office said more showers were expected in Brighton and Sussex tomorrow, coming from the south.
Tuesday is shaping up to be a little drier, but wetter weather is forecast for the second half of next week.
Mr Burkhill added: “There will be drier days, but that does not mean that we have come to the end of this volatile period.
“The heaviest has generally been in the southern regions – from the near mainland, across the Channel and into the UK.”
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued guidance on safe driving during summer downpours.
Advice from the DVSA includes allowing at least double the usual separation distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you, reducing speed and using low beam headlights so that other drivers can see you.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-20 10:50:27