Storm Ciarán: 18 striking Portsmouth area pictures showing flooding in Southsea, Fareham and Leigh Park as storm approaches

The UK has seen a lot of rain over the past week in the wake of Storm Babet – and more is on the way thanks to Storm Ciarán.

The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued flood warnings across Hampshire – including in and around Portsmouth – as heavy downpours are set to bring up to 60mm of rain across parts of Southern England from Wednesday evening (November 1) to Thursday evening (November 2). Strong and potentially dangerous winds are also expected across the region.

Flooding has already affected large parts of the country following heavy rainfall at the weekend. Here are 18 pictures showing flooded areas in and around Portsmouth: