Hampshire basks in blazing sunshine - but Met Office issues weekend weather warning

Daily Echo - 17 August 2016

The sun may be shining on Southampton today but bad weather is on the way.

At least that's according to the Met Office, which has issued a weather warning for this weekend.

Tomorrow the skies are set to cloud over and the forecaster says there will be heavy rain between 7am and 1pm on Friday.

And on Saturday winds are set to batter the south coast between 7am and 9pm.

A Met Office statement says: "A spell of unseasonably strong southwesterly winds, accompanied by heavy, blustery showers, is expected to develop across the south of the UK later on Friday but peaking during Saturday daytime.

"Additionally the strongest winds will lead to large waves round exposed coastlines.

Gusts of up to 45mph inland, and 45 to 55 mph along exposed coastlines, are expected.

"Please be aware that these may lead to disruption to transport, and in view of the time of the year there is increased potential for disruption to holidaymakers and outdoor activities."

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