A 'precarious' tree has disrupted a South Western Rail service between Fareham and Swanwick after Storm Ciarán hit the area.

The storm was forecast to bring with it more than 80mph winds to the south coast.

And while the Met Office has since downgraded its weather warning from Amber to Yellow, South Western Railway is still reporting major disruption across the network.

The train operator is warning commuters to check their train is running as flooding is also affecting train and bus services.

Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, the train operator said: “A precarious tree is affecting the railway between Fareham and Swanwick.

“Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised because of this problem.”

Major disruption is listed in Romsey, south Hampshire, and the South Western Mainline.

Bus services have also fallen victim to the impact of the storm.

Bluestar has said that some of its bus routes are not running or have been significantly impacted by the storm.

Writing on X, the operator said: “Disruption on the 4 because a road is blocked.

“Unfortunately the 7:10 service from Romsey to Southampton is currently not running due to flooding and the bus stuck on the way to the start point.

“We are working to free the bus and get things moving.”