Portsmouth weather: Met Office warning for 'torrential downpours' issued for the city, Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Waterlooville

A WEATHER warning for heavy rain has been issued across the Portsmouth area.

Sunday, 11th July 2021, 4:04 pm
Yellow weather warning is in place for Portsmouth. Picture: Met Office

The Met Office has put a yellow alert in place from noon until 11.59pm tomorrow for the city, Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Waterlooville.

Heavy rain is also expected in Portsmouth this evening, with downpours being predicted for during the England match through to midnight.

The Met Office warns: ‘Heavy rain may cause travel disruption and flooding in some places.

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‘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.

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

‘There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads.

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

The Met Office also warns that this may lead to torrential downpours in some places with 20 to 30 mm of rain in an hour and perhaps in excess of 60 mm in some spots in two or three hours.

There is also a chance of more persistent heavy rain developing over parts of southeast England during the afternoon or evening and persisting into early Tuesday.

Were this to occur there is a chance of 60 to 90 mm rain falling in a few spots.

Thunderstorms are also being forecast for Portsmouth on Monday afternoon.

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