Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Bournemouth-Southampton train services disrupted by flooding

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Image caption Train passengers at Southampton faced delays

Rail passengers going through Brockenhurst station faced delays after torrential rain caused flooding on the line.

It affected trains between Bournemouth and Southampton which had to run at slower speeds.

Many passengers' journeys were extended by up to 40 minutes while South West Trains worked to reduce the water level.

The train operator said the problem was resolved shortly after 12:00 GMT.

Meanwhile, Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) was working to restore power to hundreds of homes across Hampshire after power lines were brought down in the high winds.

SEPD said a catering van had been sent to Burridge, north of Fareham, to serve hot drinks and food to people in the area who had been cut off after a tree came down on to power lines in Curdridge Lane near Fair Oak in the early hours.

At the height of the storm a wind gust of 93mph was recorded overnight at Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight.

A Met Office "be aware" weather warning remains in place for rain and high winds, with gusts of up to 80mph possible in coastal areas.

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Image caption Chris Nesbit took this picture of a flooded field in Lee between Romsey and Nursling
Image caption A tree was brought down in Curdridge Lane near Fair Oak

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