Another weather warning issued for Portsmouth area

A stormy Southsea seafront.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (120001-460)
A stormy Southsea seafront. Picture: Allan Hutchings (120001-460)
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Forecasters from the Met Office have issued another weather warning for the south over an incoming spell of heavy rain.

People have been warned of further disruption as the heavy rain is due to affect southern parts of England during Friday and early on Saturday.

The Met Office is warning of the possibility of flooding and disruption to transport.

The agency’s chief forecaster’s assessment said: ‘An area of low pressure currently developing over the Atlantic Ocean is likely to track close to or across southern England later Friday and early Saturday, bringing with it a spell of wet weather.

‘Rain is expected to be the main hazard associated with this depression, 15mm to 30mm rain likely quite widely (locally 40mm) in the area marked yellow in the Alert. English Channel coastal areas will also be windy for a time with gales and gusts up to 60 miles an hour. Further inland, wind speeds are expected to be much lower.

‘Further north a separate zone of rain is expected over parts of North Wales and southern parts of northern England. Being more localised in nature there is, as yet, insufficient confidence in the location of this rain to warrant an Alert.

‘Large waves generated by this depression, and a subsequent depression crossing the UK this weekend, combined with increasing tidal heights lead to an increased risk of coastal flooding along the English Channel coast this weekend, especially in Dorset.’

The latest warning comes days after strong winds battered the south, blowing down trees and causing disruption to public transport.