Winds of up to 70 mph are expected in parts of the UK as meteorologists have issued a series of warnings for the weekend.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and wind in eastern and southern England – including Portsmouth, Brighton and Canterbury until 10 p.m. Saturday.
In these areas, wind speeds could peak at 60 to 70 mph and rains of up to 40 mm are expected within three to six hours.
This is expected to affect commute times, and the Met Office has asked people to allow extra time for all trips.
Sarah Kent, spokesperson for the Met Office, said: âThere could be slight damage to the trees and with heavy rain as well there could be spray and standing water on the road.
âSo if people are traveling, please allow a bit more time for travel as there might be travel disruption and things like ferry transportation might also be delayed due to strong wind.
“The main area of ââconcern is in this yellow warning, which is why we have issued the warning, there could be minor localized impacts elsewhere, but they will not be widespread enough to merit issuing a warning and ‘warn people. “
Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Evershot in Dorset recorded 30mm of rainfall and Middle Wallop in Hampshire 24.2mm over the same period.
Winds were strongest between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, with gusts of 60 mph being felt at Needles Old Battery on the Isle of Wight and 41 mph in Langdon Bay, Kent.
Winds in all coastal areas are expected to remain high, but gusts will also be felt inland over higher terrain between 40 and 50 mph.
The weather warning is only in place until 10 p.m. and rain is expected to abate overnight – but showers are still expected on Sunday.
A yellow wind warning is in place for Sunday in the Shetland Islands, but it will be clearer for most of the UK with a few patches of sunshine, although strong gusts of rain will continue throughout the day.