Hayling Island

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Watch: Today's weather for the South

A mix of sunny spells, a fair amount of cloud and the chance of some occasional showers this morning but a drier afternoon with sunshine.

A windy day with a fresh north-easterly wind.

A warm day. Maximum Temperature: 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F).

Windy with a risk of some showers

Fire service cycle challenge for Hampshire air ambulance

Members of Southampton Airport Fire Service are cycling from Aberdeen to Southampton to raise funds for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service.

Southampton Airport Fire Service cyclists
Southampton Airport Fire Service

As part of the challenge, the group will visit all three of the airports in the AGS Group along the way, including Glasgow.

They aim to cover 655 miles (1,055km) over six days and raise at least £3,000.

On Sunday, a fun run was held on the runway at Southampton Airport to raise extra cash for the cause.

The air ambulance service costs £15,000 to operate each day.

Watch: Today's weather for the south of England

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

We're expecting a warm and humid day with a risk of thundery showers.

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A journey made by General Dwight D Eisenhower in WW2 is re-enacted to mark D-Day.

South Western railway strike continues

It's day four of a strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards.

SWR is running a reduced service across the network.

The operator which runs services in London and Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, the Isle of Wight and Somerset, said the action was "unnecessary" and it was "cynical" of the union to target events such as Royal Ascot.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said staff had been left with no choice but to strike, and accused SWR of failing to guarantee guard roles.

The walkout is due to continue on Saturday.

Surbiton station during strike
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Weather: Risk of thunderstorms

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

SWR strike: Wheelie bin on train sparks concerns

On a day when South Western Railway (SWR) is experiencing severe overcrowding due to the start of a five-day strike, a number of commuters have wondered why a wheelie bin has been given a special place on one of its trains...

Other passengers have raised security concerns as it was not clear what was in the bin.

SWR later tweeted to say it was most likely transporting lost property to one of its station.

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MP supports train guards strike

Labour MP Ian Mearns has joined a picket line this morning in support of striking South Western Railway (SWR) workers.

RMT said staff had been left with "no choice" but to strike, and accused SWR of failing to guarantee guard roles.

SWR said the action was "unnecessary" and it was "cynical" of the union to target events such as Royal Ascot, which will start later.

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Tuesday's weather: Dry start with thunderstorms later

A dry start to the day but from 18:00 BST there is a yellow warning in place for thunderstorms which will see heavy downpours across the region.

Temperatures will hold up in the double figures at about 18C.

Monday's weather forecast: A largely dry day

Fairly cloudy this morning with some scattered showers.

More in the way of sunshine in the afternoon and most areas should remain dry.

Just a chance of the odd shower. Breezy.

Maximum Temperature: 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F).

It should be a largely dry day

Water supplies restored but road remains shut

Portsmouth Water says supplies have been largely restored to Hayling Island, but it warned the water pressure was likely to be lower than normal for many residents.

The burst water main has washed away materials supporting Havant Road - the main route to the island - and it has been closed in both directions.

Traffic is being diverted through Northney.

Repair work is expected to be completed by this evening.

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Schools closed due to burst main

Hayling Island water main burst
Michael O'Connor

A college and several schools have closed for the day because of the burst water main on the main route to Hayling Island.

The Hayling College said pupils, other than year 11 exam candidates, were being sent home because the school had no water.

Mill Rythe and Mengham Junior and Infant Schools have also been shut.

Portsmouth Water said its engineers were working to repair the main on Havant Road.

It said the problem could take most of the day to resolve.

Travel: Burst water main on Hayling Island

Judy Goodlet

Radio Solent Travel

A burst water main on the main route on and off Hayling Island could cause problems for most of the day, Portsmouth Water has said.

Currently motorists are experiencing delays of around half an hour.

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Weather: 'Cool, with outbreaks of rain'

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Weather: Grab your umbrella

Here's Lucy Martin with the latest forecast.

Tuesday 11 June 2019 weather

Weather warning in place for heavy rain

There's now an Amber weather warning for London, and much of the South East following downpours overnight.

The Met Office has warned that the heaviest and most persistent rain is still to come with a warning in place on Monday covering an area from the Humber all the way down to the south coast, and from the East Midlands to Portsmouth.

Forecasters said some places could see a month's worth of rain in two or three days, and we could see some flooding issues.

Visitors urged to stay away from animals

Visitors to the New Forest are being urged to keep their distance from the national park’s free-roaming animals amid concern many people are getting too close to them.

Head agister Jonathan Gerrelli said: "Most New Forest ponies and donkeys are even-tempered animals and often come close to visitors, but they are not used to being handled and should be left alone.

"The animals may look friendly but can bite or kick, especially when they have young with them."

Treating the animals as tame encourages them to pester people and hang around busy roads and car parks putting them at risk of road accidents, the New Forest National Park Authority said.

New Forest ponies are well adapted to thrive all year round in the wild and there is no need to feed them, it added.

The posters that are being put up across the New Forest
New Forest National Park Authority
Posters are being put up across the New Forest