Met Office issues warning over heavy rain and strong winds in Portsmouth area

AN ALERT has been sent out over wind and rain that is likely to affect travel, cause flooding and could lead to some power cuts.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the south east including Portsmouth tomorrow between 7am and 3pm. 

Stormy conditions hit the UK and parts of the south coast

Stormy conditions hit the UK and parts of the south coast

It says that there will be heavy rain and strong winds, and has warned that: 

- spray and flooding on roads will probably make journey times longer

- some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

- delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are possible

- some short term loss of power and other services is possible

A spokesman said: ‘During Sunday a weather system is expected to track quickly eastwards across southern England, bringing a spell of persistent and at times heavy rain, as well as the potential for some strong winds.

‘It now looks as if the heaviest and most persistent rainfall will be across parts of southern and southeast England where 10-20mm is expected and up to 30mm in a few spots.

‘Following the rain on Saturday, and with strong winds forecast, drains and culverts blocked by debris could mean impacts in places which would not normally be affected by these rainfall amounts.

‘The west to northwesterly wind will also increase with gusts 35mph to 45mph inland and locally 50mph 60mph near some exposed coasts.’