A MARKET in a Hampshire town has been cancelled due to gusty winds.

There will not be a market in Romsey town centre today after town bosses decided to cancel it due to the bad weather.

This comes as the Met Office has issued a weather warning for Hampshire and said Storm Erik is set to hit the county.

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

Romsey town centre manager Mark Edgerley said the decision to cancel the market was made at 8am this morning as due to the weather there is the risk that the market stalls get blown down, posing a danger for the public and traders.

"We would like to apologise to shoppers who expected the market to be there today, we always consider their safety and that of the traders above all other considerations. It is very rare for the Market to be cancelled completely although some traders with delicate stock avoid very wet days,"he added.

Mr Edgerley said the market - which is usually held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays - should be held tomorrow but a decision will be taken when the regular traders will turn up at around 6am.