Readers’ pictures: Hail hits Southsea

Police carry out Men’s Shed patrol 

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Portsmouth city councillor Lee Hunt took this picture of hail on cars in Southsea after the storm last night.

Thanks to him and to other readers who sent us pictures, which are in our video slideshow,

Picture by Lee Hunt

Picture by Lee Hunt

Met office issues warning of high winds and rain in Portsmouth area

Watch the moment lightning hit the Spinnaker Tower last night

Elsewhere in Britain, more than 100 schools and nurseries have been shut and many roads closed as snow and wintry weather sweeps across the UK.

The Met Office has issued yellow “be aware” warnings of snow, ice and wind across the whole of the UK apart from Orkney and Shetland today.



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