Storm Alex: Met Office warns how long stormy weather in Hampshire will last for

THE Met Office has confirmed that weather warnings will remain in place in Hampshire across the weekend with the forecast of heavy rain and risk of flooding.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 1:58 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 4:58 pm

However, meteorologists have said weather affecting the region on Saturday and Sunday will be from a ‘frontal system arriving from the east rather than conditions currently unleashed by Storm Alex’.

While there may still be ‘gusty winds’ on Saturday and Sunday the yellow weather warning in place is for heavy rain but not wind.

Nicola Maxey, a spokeswoman for the Met Office, said: ‘The warning for Hampshire is in place from 3am on Saturday until 6pm on Sunday. The worst part of the UK to be affected will be the South West and Wales where there will be coastal gales.

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The Met Office has warned of a wet weekend with the potential for flooding. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

‘The further west you are the wetter and windier it will be. Portsmouth actually sits on the boundary of two weather warnings. To the east in East Hampshire there are potential accumulations of 15 to 25mm of rainfall while in the west of the county there are warnings of between 25 and 50mm of rainfall.

‘The warnings bring risk of travel disruption with surface spray on roads and potential flooding of homes and businesses.’

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Forecast Saturday

Heavy rain is forecast overnight before drying up at around midday before a further prolonged period of rainfall is expected to return from around 6pm. The strongest winds are expected to peak in the early hours of the morning with gusts of up to 32mph. Temperatures will climb to around 14C.

Forecast Sunday

A heavy period of overnight rain is expected to be followed by a dry interlude in the morning before a period of light rain throughout the afternoon and evening. It’s expected to be a windier day with gusts of 32mph forecast for around 4pm. It will remain cool with a temperature high of 13C.

Met Office spokeswoman, Nicola Maxey, commented: ‘Temperatures across Hampshire will remain cool for early October with highs of around 14 to 15C.’

Forecast Monday

The weather is forecast to settle down on Monday with a predominantly dry day with sunny spells and a high of 15C. The winds will also be lighter with gusts reaching 24mph.

However, the outlook remains unsettled.

Nicola added: ‘Next week’s weather looks unsettled with periods of rain. There are currently no weather warnings in place but that could change.’

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