Warning as heavy rainfall and strong winds forecast for M27 and A27

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ROAD users are being advised to check the weather and driving conditions as very windy weather has been forecast for later this week.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning, as gusts are expected to reach 55 to 65 mph in Hampshire, on Wednesday and Thursday.

And coastal routes, bridges and exposed routes over high ground could see gusts up to 75 mph and there will be a strong crosswind for east-west routes along the south coast, particularly affecting the A35, M27 and A27.

Heavy rain overnight on Wednesday will further deteriorate driving conditions, with spray reducing visibility.

Drivers of high-sided vehicles, towing caravans and those on motorbikes are advised to take extra care.

Rob Llewellyn, Highways Agency’s south west emergency planner, said: ‘High winds can affect any section of road, especially exposed roads and high bridges.

‘Be alert for sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space.

‘We would urge road users to play their part by checking weather forecasts and traffic conditions before they set out and drive with extra care.’