Portsmouth weather: Met Office warns of travel disruption and power cuts as thundery showers set to batter region

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WARNINGS of travel disruption and power cuts have been issued by the Met Office this morning after it issued a yellow weather warning.

Heavy rain this morning is set to ease before thundery showers hit the region this afternoon from 2pm with the risk of hail.

A Met Office update on its website stated: ‘Wet start for many western parts, as rain spreads north and east through the morning. Some afternoon sunny spells follow with winds easing, however slow moving, heavy, and potentially thundery showers developing, with a risk of hail.’

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The advice added: ‘Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely. Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer. Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer. 

‘Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely.’

29/07/2018 ''Bad weather in Portsmouth. M27.'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (180729-1_weather)

29/07/2018 ''Bad weather in Portsmouth. M27.'Picture Ian Hargreaves (180729-1_weather)

Residents are being warned that up to 20mm of rain could fall in an hour in some places. 

The yellow alert is in place from 2pm until 11pm.