Lightning and hail storms hit Sussex

Lightning and hail storms described by locals as like walking through a 'zombie apocalypse' have caused flooding and travel chaos in Brighton.

The storms hit the Hove, Brighton and Worthing areas of Sussex at the start of the morning rush-hour, causing disruption to trains along the south coast.

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More rain in south-east may delay flood clean-up

More heavy rain overnight in the south-east may delay a clean-up operation following a day of flash floods.

The Sussex town of Worthing was hit by floods today.

However forecasters said there would not be a repeat of the deluges in East Anglia, the south-east and London today.

The Environment Agency said that "recovery operations may be affected" but that flooding is not expected during the next three days.

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Weather: Storms return to bring lively start to the week

A lively start to the week with intense thundery rain through the south-east already - and further downpours in places this afternoon.

A few scattered, light showers will drift through Northern Ireland, the West Country and Wales.

Elsewhere a fine, bright day with sunshine. Looking good in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

Highs of 22C in the north and 25C in the south, but muggy with the thundery air.

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