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The Met Office has issued a Severe Weather Alert for Yellow WIND Warning valid 10am on Saturday 15 February to 11.59pm on Sunday 16 February 2020 and an Amber RAIN Warning valid 12.15am to 6pm on Sunday 16 February 2020.


View the full warning at the Met Office Severe Weather Warning site.


The potential impacts of this are:          


  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves


  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses


Please follow this advice to keep safe and well:

The MET office provides clear guidance on what to do before, during and after storms, please visit their website for more information at


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Last updated Thursday, 13 February at 10.40am.

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Travel information

You can find information on road closures, roadworks and other incidents can be found on the West Sussex travel information map.

The latest train service updates are available on the National Rail Enquiries website.

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