A fallen tree is causing heavy delays on the M3 as Storm Henk batters the UK.

There are reports of a fallen tree on the northbound carriageway past Winchester which is blocking the road completely.

According to National Highways, there are heavy delays approaching junction eight near Basingstoke.

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The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings for rain and wind which will remain in place until 9pm today.

Gusts of up to 48mph have been forecast.

Parts of Winchester and towns in the north of Hampshire are covered by the more severe amber alert for wind which has been extended to include more areas in the south.