HOMES across Hampshire have been left without water following a storm that lashed the county last night.

Households across the area can expect interruptions to their water supply today. Southern Water has reported that the storm on Monday night caused its Yewhill storage reservoir to lose water levels.

The utility company is working to "restore supply as quickly as possible".

Chamberlayne College for the Arts has announced a full closure today as a result of the utilities failure.

Homes with the following postcodes may have been impacted:

  • SO16
  • SO18
  • SO19
  • SO21
  • SO22
  • SO23
  • SO30
  • SO31
  • SO32
  • SO50
  • SO51
  • SO52
  • SO53

A post on the Southern Water Facebook page said: "We are very sorry to customers in these postcodes who will see supply interruptions. "We’re doing everything we can to restore supply as quickly as possible.

"Customers registered with us on the Priority Services Register will be the priority to be supported with bottled water deliveries and we ask that you bear with us as we coordinate these.

"If you or anyone you know needs this support, please call 0330 3030368 to register now.

"We will be keeping our website and social media pages updated, so please keep checking back for the latest updates. We thank our customers for their patience while we work on emergency repairs."

The Met Office has warned of heavy rain and 65mph gusts forecast for parts of England causing damage and disruption,

Strong winds are expected to sweep eastwards across the south of England this morning.

Gusts of up to 50mph are forecast for some inland areas, increasing to 65mph on the south coast.

A yellow weather warning for wind, stretching from Wales to the east of England, covering parts of the West Midlands and all of the south of England, is in place.

The Met Office said delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport were “likely”, with winds also potentially causing damage to temporary outdoor structures. “The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning. The strong winds will be accompanied by some heavy rain at times,” the Met Office added. Highs of 12C are forecast for the east of England on Monday, with temperatures hovering between 7C and 11C for the rest of the UK.

Tuesday will see the mercury rise to 12C in the South but stay around 8C to 10C in the Midlands and further north. A “cool feel” will remain in the air into Wednesday, with further showers forecast for the North and East.