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Residents have woken in Pevensey Bay to another weekend of storm, wind and possible rain.

Wind speeds are currently (09:00) 15mph, with gusts up to 28mph.

In Brighton and beaches across Sussex people have been warned to stay away from seafronts. Storm Dennis is set to bring 70mph winds to Sussex.

Gales are expected to peak during Saturday, potentially damaging trees, disrupting travel, and causing power cuts.

The BBC South East forecast says that today (Saturday 15 February), “Storm Dennis will bring a very wet and windy day with widespread gales and severe gales. Outbreaks of rain will spread eastwards too, heavy and persistent, bringing a chance of thunder too”.

This evening the forecast says, “further outbreaks of rain for much of the night, heavy at times. It will remain very windy too with widespread south-westerly gales or severe gales.

In Pevensey Bay this morning there is no rain but an eery sense of the power of the wind as sudden lulls are replaced by a loud swirling noise as the power of the wind starts to take hold.

Last weekend, during Storm Ciara, fencing round the fork in the road, where the Eastbourne Road and North Road curve was removed by the wind and dropped down into the middle of the road.

With fencing and garden faetures weakened by the wind, residents are waiting to see what Storm Dennis will bring this weekend.

Yet another weekend to batten down the hatches and stay safe as residents wait to see what Storm Denis will mean for Pevensey Bay.

The Met office has issued a yellow warning of wind in East Susses, They say, “Storm Dennis will bring strong winds over the weekend. Some disruption to travel is likely”.

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves