Portsmouth to be battered by gusts of 40mph today

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Portsmouth will be battered by 40mph gusts of wind this morning, according to the latest forecast. 

The Met Office is predicting the strong gusts will last through much of the day. 

High winds will batter Portsmouth today - bringing gusts of up to 43mph. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

High winds will batter Portsmouth today - bringing gusts of up to 43mph. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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Light drizzly rain has also been falling across the city this morning (September 18). 

Here is the Met Office forecast for today in Portsmouth: 

9am – cloudy – 18C – gusts of 43mph

10am – sunny intervals – 18C – gusts of 43mph

11am – sunny day – 19C – gusts of 40mph

Noon – sunny day – 19C – gusts of 34mph

1pm – sunny day – 19C – gusts of 33 mph

2pm – sunny day – 19C – gusts of 31 mph

3pm – sunny intervals – 20C – gusts of 31 mph

4pm – cloudy – 20C – gusts of 30mph

5pm – sunny intervals – 19C – gusts of 28mph

6pm – cloudy – 19C – gusts of 27mph

7pm – cloudy – 18C – gusts of 24mph

8pm – cloudy – 18C – gusts of 24mph

9pm – cloudy – 18C – gusts of 24mph

10pm – partly cloudy – 18C – gusts of 23mph

11pm – partly cloudy – 18C – gusts of 23mph

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Yellow weather warnings have been issued for much of the country – but not for Portsmouth and Hampshire – as Storm Helene is set to arrive.