Experts are predicting that there is a risk to life in the high winds battering Andover and the Villages today.

The adverse weather is expected to last until 6pm this evening (Saturday 2nd November 2019).

Up to 70mph gusts of winds are predicted in the area along with 70mm of ran.

People are advised to stay home and not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

The torrential rain and gales bring a threat of floods, flying debris and transport cancellations, according to forecasters.

The met office warn:

  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris as well as from large waves with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to trees and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

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