BREAKING HAMPSHIRE ISLE OF WIGHT

Thunderstorm warning for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are braced for thunderstorms this Friday, with a weather warning issued. The Met Office has put out a yellow alert for our area. It is in place from 11am this morning (July 13), until 8pm tonight. Forecasters say there is the potential for heavy showers and thunderstorms during the day. What to expect Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings There is a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water, leading to some minor journey delays Some short term loss of power and other services due to lightning strikes is possible Delays to train services are possible