More storms set to hit the South

More storms are set to hit the South today and tomorrow, with gale force winds expected along the coast.

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Fallen trees block routes through Hampshire

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Landslide on Surrey train line delays thousands

The stormy weather has caused a landslide on the busy commuter line through Surrey, affecting thousands of passengers.

The railway on the Redhill Line out of London, near Merstham Tunnel, is blocked after the incident at around 5.20pm today - leaving thousands of passengers facing severe delays this evening.

A spokeswoman for Southern Rail said: "It affects the line between Purley in south London and Redhill, on the way out of London.

"That is our main line coming out of London so there have been knock-on delays as a result. It is going to affect a lot of people, certainly thousands.

"The cause is weather related."

Passengers travelling along the route are being advised to either get a bus from Purley or travel down to Gatwick where they can catch an alternative train to Redhill.

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Hoax caller telling people to evacuate homes in floods

A man falsely claiming to be from the National Flood Helpline is calling homes in Portsmouth and telling residents that they need to evacuate their homes, Hampshire Police have said.

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Severe Flood Warnings issued for Dorset and the New Forest

New Severe Flood Warnings issued for the region Credit: PA Images

As 80 mph winds and heavy rain batters the south tonight, new Severe Flood Warnings have been issued for parts of Dorset and the New Forest. The Environment issue their highest warning where there is a threat to life.

These areas are: Christchurch Harbour, West Bay Harbour, Chiswell, and Lymington.

It brings the total number of Severe Flood Warnings across the country to 24, including 14 along the River Thames in Berkshire and Surrey.

For more on the Severe Flood Warnings click here.

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