Rain and strong winds batter Hampshire for third consecutive weekend

THE WET and windy weather looks set to continue over the next three days with flood alerts issued for parts of the county.

By Neil Fatkin
Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 10:40 am
Updated Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 10:52 am

While the north of the country looks set to bear the brunt of the stormy conditions the Met Office is forecasting periods of heavy rain and strong winds for Portsmouth until at least Tuesday. Today will see winds of up to 42mph with heavy rain moving in overnight.

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Wind speeds are expected to peak in and around Portsmouth on Sunday morning with gusts in excess of 50mph. Monday will see further rain with winds once again in excess of 40mph.

Wet and windy conditions will once again hit Portsmouth this weekend. Picture: Habibur Rahman

It is the third week in a row where the country has been battered by stormy conditions following on from Storm Ciara and Dennis.

With water levels still high from previous rainfall there are currently 88 flood warnings in place across England in which ‘flooding is expected’ and 152 flood alerts, including the Meon Valley and Hambledon in Hampshire, in which ‘flooding is possible’.