Warnings of more heavy rain to hit Hampshire today and tomorrow

Daily Echo: A fresh band of rain could bring more floods to Hampshire A fresh band of rain could bring more floods to Hampshire

MORE heavy rainfall is set to hit Hampshire today and Boxing Day.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the region as a fresh band of rain moves in from the English Channel.

Parts of the county are already flooded, rivers swollen and dozens of trees have been uprooted since Monday’s torrential rain and gale force winds.

Heavy showers are forecast for today and tomorrow and further strong winds on Friday – although not as strong as Monday.

Most of today’s showers are expected to move through quickly but could lead to 20mm of rain falling within three hours in coastal areas which could cause problems for already saturated ground.

Meanwhile the Environment Agency has issued flood warnings on the Lymington River and at Sandown, Brading and Bembridge on the Eastern Yar in the Isle of Wight.

But flood warnings are no longer in force on the River Lymington at Brockenhurst, the River Medina on the Isle of Wight and Monks Brook from Chandler's Ford to Swaythling, Southampton.

Meanwhile around 1,350 homes in the New Forest were still without power at midday today.

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