TRAVELLERS face misery as Storm Ellen batters the South Coast.

Travel and power disruptions are expected across much of the county today, say experts.

In Southampton, the Red Jet ferry service faces delays and cancellations.

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There is limited availability on the vehicle ferry and travellers are urged to check times before travelling, according to operator Red Funnel.

Strong winds of up to 60mph will sweep across Hampshire until this afternoon as Storm Ellen hits the south of the country.

On its website, the Met Office said: “Strong winds on Friday are expected to lead to some travel disruption and perhaps some temporary power disruption.

"Winds are then expected to gradually ease during late afternoon and evening."

Experts added: "Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely. Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer."

The warning has been extended across the east and southeast of England.