THE Met Office has warned that homes and businesses are likely to be flooded as Hampshire gets set to be battered by three days of rain.

The forecaster has put a yellow rain weather warning in place from the beginning of Thursday until the end of Sunday.

Southampton, Lymington, Romsey, Eastleigh, Fareham and Gosport are all within the warning zone.

The Met Office says spells of rain are likely to lead to travel disruption, flooding of businesses and home, bus and train journeys taking longer, and spray and flooding affecting drivers.