THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for wind in Southampton today.

The yellow warning is in place from 10.30am until 8pm and the forecaster says gusts of up to 50mph could batter Hampshire.

Torrential rain is also forecast throughout the day today.

The Met Office says delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, while power cuts are possible.

A statement says: "Despite the strongest of the winds associated with Storm Erik being across the north-west of the UK today, a swathe of strong south-westerly winds will bring gusts 50-60 mph to southern counties of England, initially across south-west England, but then affecting areas further east this afternoon.

"Winds easing from the west through the afternoon and evening."