Flood warnings as heavy rain and strong winds to hit Portsmouth

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Portsmouth residents are being warned of potential flood risks as heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit the city. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for tomorrow (November 9) from 1pm to 11.59pm. 

Yellow weather warning for heavy rain and winds issued for Portsmouth. Picture: Allan Hutchings

Yellow weather warning for heavy rain and winds issued for Portsmouth. Picture: Allan Hutchings

Forecasters are warning that a band of heavy rain will hit the city with widely 15-25 mm of rain falling and perhaps 50 mm over higher ground. 

As well the Met Office are also warning that the downpours of rain will be accompanied by strong winds with gusts of 50 mph possible inland and perhaps 60 mph around some coasts.

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With residents being warned of delays to public transport and risk of homes being flooded. 

Here is what the Met Office has said: 

A spell of heavy rain and strong winds is expected on Friday.

What to expect

- A few homes and businesses flooded

- Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected

- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges

- Some short term loss of power and other services

- Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

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What is the Met Office forecast for tomorrow? 

In Portsmouth, heavy rain is set to arrive at 5pm and last until the end of the day. 

Which is the same for Gosport, Havant, Fareham, Waterlooville and Hayling Island.