Storm Betty is the second to be named this month after Storm Antoni struck Brighton during Pride weekend.
Several yellow weather warnings are currently in place as Storm Betty is expected to cause disruption on Friday and Saturday.
Most of the impact will be felt in Ireland and in the south west of England, however the Met Office has issued a second weather warning for Sussex today.
The thunderstorm warning, in place from 8pm tonight until 5am tomorrow morning, covers almost the entire county.
Hail up to two centimetres in diameter and frequent lightning is also anticipated across East Sussex.
The Met Office has also warned of a “small chance” of fast-flowing or deep floodwater that could pose a “danger to life”.
Some areas may also have a chance of power failures.
The video below shows exactly how Storm Betty will affect the country and Sussex.
Met Eireann have named #StormBetty
This is the second named storm of this August and is likely to bring very strong winds 🌬️, and some heavy and thundery downpours 🌨️⛈️ to parts of the UK pic.twitter.com/fftgsPw74p
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 18, 2023
This is the second time since naming was introduced in 2015 that two storms have been named in August, following Ellen and Francis in August 2020.
People living or working on the coast should take extra care during windy and stormy weather. To keep yourselves and others safe, check the forecasts and tides in your local area here.
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This notice was published: 2023-08-18 11:05:00