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Homes have been flooded, transport severely disrupted, and offices closed after thunderstorms hit parts of Sussex early today. Brighton and Hove was hit hardest - torrential rain and hailstones bringing chaos to the city. Malcolm Shaw sends this.
Yesterday, hundreds of residents watched as the iconic power station buildings were reduced to piles of dust in the early hours of the morning. Among them - our very own Cary Johnston.
Above, the weather for the west of the Meridian region - and below we have the forecast for the South East.
The pollen count is moderate across the Meridian region.
INFO: 15:51 London Victoria to Brighton has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions earlier.
Some train services have been delayed because of the heavy rain and storms across the south.
INFO: 16:12 Portsmouth Harbour to Victoria will be started from Portsmouth & Southsea at 16:16 due to poor weather conditions earlier
Freak weather has hit the south coast following the recent heatwave. Lightning and heavy rain caused flashfloods in the region.
Two weeks worth of rain fell in just an hour this morning, battering England's south coast and causing flash flooding and disruption on the roads and rail. The Met Office said a "deeply unstable airmass" caused the storms.
ITV News reporter Richard Pallot reports: