Weather warning issued as America’s Cup kicks-off

Andy and Rachel Wilkinson from Chichester watch the practice races at last year's America's Cup
Andy and Rachel Wilkinson from Chichester watch the practice races at last year's America's Cup
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A YELLOW weather warning for rain in the south east of England has been issued by the Met Office today.

The alert comes as the America’s Cup World Series launches in Portsmouth today.

Last year saw the international spectacle blighted by lashing rain and wind.

However, it’s predicted that today’s warning will miss the Portsmouth area, with sunny spells predicted in the city.

The weekend’s weather is set to be bright and warm, the Met Office confirmed to The News today.

A spokesman for the weather agency said tomorrow would see the best of the sun, with highs hitting 24 to 25 degrees.

Most of the day will be largely sunny, with occasional cloud coverage breaking up the scorching weather.

Wind will also be light, with a westerly breeze between 10 and 15mph.

The spokesman for the Met Office added: ‘It’s going to be fairly toasty in the mid-twenties – maybe a touch warmer – and a little bit above average.’

They might be a very slim chance of light showers Saturday into Sunday.

Sunday will again be filled with bright sunny spells and occasional cloud cover.

Temperatures are slightly cooler, with highs of about 22 degrees.

The wind will also be stronger than Saturday, with gusts hitting 15 mph.

Again, there is a slight chance of light showers. However, this is forecast to take place late Sunday evening into Monday morning.

Coverage through the weekend at our dedicated site americascup.portsmouth.co.uk