Petersfield and East Hampshire braced for storm St Jude
Petersfield and East Hampshire is braced for damage and disruption when storm St Jude sweeps across the district.
Winds with gusts of over 80mph are expected during the early hours of Monday morning (October 27) and are likely to continue into the morning rush hour.
The district was lashed with heavy rain from early evening on Sunday before the severe storm was expected to arrive.
Hampshire Police are warning motorists not to venture out unless they have to but if you do need to make a journey you should plan your route and check the latest travel information before setting out.
Police are warning motorists to beware of sudden strong gusts of wind and to give high sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and cyclists extra room on the roads.
Vehicles should be parked in garages or if they have to be left outside, park them away from walls and fences. Residents should also ensure garden furniture and other items are secured in their gardens.
Police are urging residents to report any problems or damage on the 101 number and only use 999 for absolute emergencies.
Rail services will be disrupted on Monday morning with South West Trains unlikely to run any services on the Petersfield to London Waterloo route until 8am at the earliest.
Flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports are also subject to delays and cancellations. The advice to anyone using public transport or flying is to check with the operator before you travel.
The latest updates on the weather situation will appear here throughout the coming hours.
If you have any weather related stories or pictures please email them to: email@example.com or call in at our office at 33 High Street, Petersfield.
You can also call the newsdesk on 01730 232614 from 9am on Monday morning.
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Weather for Petersfield
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Temperature: 2 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 7 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: South west