A WEATHER warning has been put in place for Hampshire with forecasts of heavy rain overnight and tomorrow.

The Met Office issued the 'yellow' alert this afternoon telling residents to be aware of the risk of localised flooding across the south.

A huge bank of rain is expected to hit the south coast overnight with up to 40mm due to fall in the region throughout Wednesday.

It is the second time in a week that the south has been the subject of a Met Office weather warning.

On Monday, forecasters issued an 'amber' warning as torrential rain and wind gusting up to 60mph lashed coastal areas of the county.

Police immediately sent out a warning to motorists to be aware of flooding on the roads.

But emergency services were called out to a number of accidents during the busy rush hour period.

Fire fighters had to rescue a man trapped in a van surrounded by floodwater. The vehicle had come to a halt under Latchmore Bridge between Brockenhurst and Sway.

Another man suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash at the height of the downpour.