Storm Eunice hits Southampton: Live webcam stream shows storm’s impact on harbor
The Met Office has issued a red weather warning for the area, with gusts of up to 58mph expected.
They warn the storm will bring flying debris, damage to buildings and homes, uprooted trees and travel chaos.
Keep up to date with the latest Storm Eunice news in our live blog.
You can watch the storm arrive live with a webcam installed at Southampton Port.
The dramatic video shows waves pounding the shore.
There is also a Solent video from the Crusin’ site, which can be viewed here.
What to expect from Storm Eunice’s red weather warning
A Met Office spokesman said: ‘Extremely strong westerly to southwesterly winds will develop over south west England and south Wales early on Friday.
“Wide inland gusts of 70 to 80 mph are likely and up to around 90 mph near some coasts, with hazardous conditions on beaches and seafronts.
“Winds are expected to ease from the west by late morning.”
What is a Red Weather Alert?
Here is how the Met Office describes a red weather warning: “Hazardous weather is expected and, if you have not already done so, you must act now to protect yourself and others from the impact of the weather.
“It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.
“You should avoid travel, where possible, and follow the advice of emergency services and local authorities.”