A weather warning for Andover and the surrounding villages has been issued by the Met Office today.
The warning was issued to cover from 5pm this evening (Monday), through the whole of Tuesday and ending at 9am on Wednesday morning.
The warning states, “Periods of rain and strong winds will affect southwestern parts of Britain from later on Monday, with therain becoming particularly heavy at times on Tuesday before clearing during Wednesday morning. The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding, perhaps exacerbated by fallen leaves blocking drainage courses.”
The warning comes following an active frontal system associated with an Atlantic depression which has pushed in from the west earlier this evening (Monday). This front will become slow-moving, allowing pulses of heavy and sometimes thundery rain to spread northwards across south west England and South Wales before finally clearing northeastwards on Wednesday.
Precise timings of these periods of heavy rain remain uncertain, and there are also likely to be some drier intervals within this warning period. The strong southerly winds, reaching gale force in places, will enhance rainfall over south-facing slopes and hills, where totals of more than 60mm in 36 hours are likely. 20-40 mm will fall more widely. The rainfall is likely to cause some minor flooding from either surface water or from rivers.
A Yellow weather warning from the Met office means that severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.