Hampshire weather: This is when 50mph gales are expected in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Waterlooville

A yellow weather warning will remain in place across the Portsmouth area overnight.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 4:35 pm

The Met Office has issued the alert for strong winds in the city and the surrounding towns.

It came into force at noon today and remains in place until 9am tomorrow.

On its website, the Met Office warns: ‘A spell of disruptive winds is likely from Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning.

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‘Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.

‘Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.

Gusts of up to 56mph will hit Portsmouth this evening. Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘Damage to outdoor temporary structures possible, with some tree branches down too.

‘It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.’

Winds are expected to reach gusts of 56mph in Portsmouth.

Here is when the storms will be worst in our area:

Portsmouth

5pm – cloudy – gusts of 41mph

6pm – heavy rain – gusts of 48mph

7pm – heavy rain – gusts of 51mph

8pm – heavy rain – gusts of 53mph

9pm – heavy rain – gusts of 56mph

10pm – heavy rain – gusts of 56mph

11pm – heavy rain – gusts of 47mph

Gosport

5pm – cloudy – gusts of 39mph

6pm – light rain – gusts of 47mph

7pm – heavy rain – gusts of 51mph

8pm – heavy rain – gusts of 51mph

9pm – heavy rain – gusts of 56mph

10pm – heavy rain – gusts of 56mph

11pm – heavy rain – gusts of 49mph

Fareham

5pm – cloudy – gusts of 41mph

6pm – light rain – gusts of 47mph

7pm – heavy rain – gusts of 50mph

8pm – heavy rain – gusts of 51mph

9pm – heavy rain – gusts of 55mph

10pm – heavy rain – gusts of 57mph

11pm – heavy rain – gusts of 43mph

Havant

5pm – cloudy – gusts of 39mph

6pm – light rain – gusts of 42mph

7pm – heavy rain – gusts of 47mph

8pm – heavy rain – gusts of 48mph

9pm – heavy rain – gusts of 53mph

10pm – heavy rain – gusts of 53mph

11pm – heavy rain – gusts of 46mph

Waterlooville

5pm – cloudy – gusts of 39mph

6pm – heavy rain – gusts of 43mph

7pm – heavy rain – gusts of 48mph

8pm – heavy rain – gusts of 48mph

9pm – heavy rain – gusts of 53mph

10pm – heavy rain – gusts of 53mph

11pm – heavy rain – gusts of 45mph

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