Storm force winds lash Uckfield overnight

Storm force winds which have lashed Uckfield and the rest of southern England overnight are expected to clear by late morning.

Drivers are reporting branches and debris on the roads as they move around the area and the 7.34am Uckfield to London Bridge train was cancelled due to the poor weather conditions. The 8.34am and later trains were expected to be on time. See timetable for updates.

An Amber warning was issued by the Met Office last night saying gusts of up to 60 to 70 mph were expected to develop from the early hours of today, eventually veering westerly before clearing.

Sussex Police, local authorities and other emergency services reminded local people and travellers to be prepared for disruption to outdoor activity an travel, as well as the likelihood of fallen trees and temporary interruptions to power supplies.

Police said: “The best advice is to avoid unnecessary travel and try to secure any easily damaged or dislodged items around your home.”

Keep an eye on the River Uck via the River Uck Webcam.

Comments from Uckfield News readers:

Tom Lovell from Manor Park posted on the Uckfield News Facebook page about weather boarding coming off his house and said: “Thanks to the guys at Uckfield fire station who came to make it all safe.”

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Weather boarding was ripped from a house on Manor Park Estate, Uckfield, by the storm. Uckfield firefighters made the property safe. (Picture: Tom Lovell)

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