Portsmouth weather: Met Office issues thunderstorm and heavy rain warning for city, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville, Fareham and Hayling Island

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued for across the Portsmouth area for later in the week.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 11:05 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 4:11 pm

The Met Office has published the alert for between 12pm and 9pm on Thursday.

Forecasters are warning that there will be slow moving heavy showers and thunderstorms and they may lead to disruption due to flooding.

The warning has been issued for Portsmouth as well as Gosport, Havant, Fareham, Waterlooville and Hayling Island.

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Forecasters have said that in some places 20 to 30 mm of rain could fall in an hour with the potential for 40 to 50 mm in two or three hours in a few spots. Lightning could be an additional hazard.

On its website, the Met Office says: ‘There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

‘There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

‘Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

‘There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.

‘Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.’

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