Flooding was seen across Sussex over the weekend, including Priory Meadow shopping center in Hastings, which was evacuated on Saturday, and people posted images of deep floodwaters coming through the entrance on social media.
On Sunday, a caravan park in Bognor Regis was also underwater, the car park of the town’s Tesco supermarket was flooded and a house had its roof ripped off by strong winds that residents described as a “tornado”.
Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “We have had a number of warnings in place across the UK over the past few days and many more will be issued over the next few days.”
He added that Tuesday was expected to be calmer but still unsettled, before strong winds and longer periods of rain developed from Wednesday night into Thursday when Storm Ciaran arrives.
He said: “Gusts of 80 to 90 miles per hour are possible in some exposed southern areas. “This is probably a pretty nasty storm.”
Kate Marks, Environment Agency flood officer, said: “We urge people to stay safe on the coast and remember to take extra care on roads and coastal walks.
“Flooding of low-lying coastal roads is also possible and people should avoid driving through flooded water as only 30cm of running water is enough to move the car.”