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Wind speeds of up to 49mph (08:30) are being recorded in Pevensey Bay this morning, Saturday August 10.

Winds are predicted to increase to 52mph in the next few hours by the Met Office. More details here.

Wind speeds are predicted with gusts between 40-50mph through the day, dropping to 26mph at 20:00.

Overnight the strong gusts could be heard, waking people as the strength of the wind produced powerful whooshing sounds rattling wind panes . There is currently an odd whistling and howling sound as the wind speeds increase intermittently and then drop.

As people woke this morning, there were sudden strong gusts bending plants and trees.

Stay safe in the Bay.

The Met office has issued a yellow warning of wind for East Sussex.

Strong winds are expected to cause some disruption, particularly during Saturday daytime.

- Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, with some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected with fallen trees possible

- Some short term loss of power and other services