Weathermen issue yellow alert as high winds hit Portsmouth

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The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for the Portsmouth area as high winds buffet much of the country.

Weathermen say that although it will feel milder today after a weekend dominated by Storm Clodagh, there will be continued strong southwesterly winds, and gales in exposed areas.

Tomorrow, there will be some bright spells developing through the afternoon but winds will strengthen.

Forecasters say that Wednesday will be cloudy with rain or drizzle and strong winds.

Nationally, the Met Office says there could be flooding after the storm.

Met Office spokesman Emma Sharples said: ‘Although rainfall accumulations are not expected to be particularly large, rivers remain high from previous rainfall and are expected to respond, leading to the risk of flooding.

‘The strongest winds are expected to reach Northern Ireland around dawn on Sunday, and most areas by the end of the morning, before gradually subsiding from the west during the afternoon and evening.

‘In the far north of Scotland where snow has fallen we will see temperatures of around four or five degrees, and further south it will rise to 12 or 13 degrees, which is around the average for this time of year.

‘In the coming week it will be quite a similar picture as low pressure comes in from the Atlantic.

‘We should be expecting it to stay windy with spells of rain and a little bit of snow on the higher grounds.’