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.

Flash floods as two weeks worth of rain fall in an hour

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:


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