Storm Isha to strike Sussex coast with strong winds Brighton News

An amber weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office for the Sussex coast, as well as Uckfield, Arundel and Polegate, from midnight on Monday until 9am.

A yellow weather warning is also in place for the entire county, also for wind, from noon on Sunday until noon on Monday.

The national weather service has warned of a “danger to life” from large waves and beach material thrown onto the coast, as well as disruption to travel, possible damage to buildings and a “good chance” of power cuts.

Guests of up to 80mph are forecast along exposed coastal areas, with wind speeds of around 60mph expected across the region.

The Argus: A map of the amber weather warning issued by the Met OfficeA map of the amber weather warning issued by the Met Office (Image: Met Office)

Chief meteorologist at the Met Office Dan Suri said: “Storm Isha will bring strong winds to the whole of the UK through Sunday and into Monday.

“The areas of particular concern are reflected by a large amber severe weather warning which covers Northern Ireland, central and southern Scotland, Wales and much of northern England as well as south western parts of England.

“In these regions we could see gusts frequently between 50-60mph and even up to 80mph in exposed coastal locations.

“As the storm starts to move away on Monday morning very strong winds will also develop in the far South East, bringing the risk of 70-80mph gusts here too in the early hours of Monday morning.

“Storm Isha will bring a disruptive spell of weather to the UK with strong winds across the whole country. Heavy rain will cause additional hazards, particularly in the west. A number of severe weather warnings for rain have also been issued.”

A spokesman for the Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK’s energy network operators, said: “An amber warning brings an increased risk of damage to homes and vital infrastructure. Energy network operators are preparing to deal with any damage quickly and safely.”

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