60mph winds warning for Portsmouth area

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  • Hovertravel services across Solent affected by gusts
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Cross-Solent hovercraft services were affected by high winds today.

Hovertravel said that it has postponed its regular service between Southsea and Ryde and was operating only when the weather allowed.

A spokesman said: ‘A shuttle service is in operation. Arrivals and departures are occuring as frequently as possible but not to our standard timetable.’

The Met Office issued a yellow warning of high winds in southern England and Wales from 9am until 5pm today.

A spokesman said: ‘“Southwesterly winds will gust to over 50 mph at times in parts of southern England and south Wales, and to 60 mph in some exposed coastal sites.

‘The public should be aware that these gusts may cause minor damage to trees, and make travel tricky for the likes of towing vehicles.’