Met Office issues weather warning for Portsmouth and Hampshire over heavy rain

The snow that was forecast this weekend never made it as far as Hampshire but now the Met Office has warned residents to watch out for another weather menace – heavy rain.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 2:38 pm

The forecasters say that Wednesday could see torrential rain across the region – with up to 2in (50mm) falling. The worst-hit areas of the south of England are likely to be the moors in the south west, which could see more than 3in (50mm to 80mm) of rain that day.

A spokesman said: ‘Some stronger winds may also accompany the rainfall and may add to travelling difficulties across areas higher and more exposed routes.’

The knock-on effects are likely to be some homes and businesses being flooded, and bus and trains being delayed. There may be some power cuts.

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