What a difference a few hours make as a storm hits Hastings
People were soaking up the sun on the beaches at Hastings and St Leonards as we enjoyed glorious summer weather on Wednesday.
But just a few hours later others were running for cover as a storm swept in bringing thunder, lightning and a ferocious downpour.
Local man Rob Davies said: “I was caught out, still dressed for the beach. I have never seen rain like it. One minute the pavement was dry, the next there was a river running along it. It really was torrential.”
And it is not over yet. The Met Office has a Yellow storm warning in place for today, Friday and Saturday with the risk of more downpours, thunder and lightning.