=The Met Office is warning that very strong winds will affect Andover and the surrounding villages during Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Gusts of up to 80mph are expected, along with a spell of heavy rain leading to some surface water flooding in places.

Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations.

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.

In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

The public are only advised to travel if absolutely necessary.

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