Flooding risk as Met Office warns of more rain

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 

UPDATED 12:52*

MORE wet weather is on the way, with the Met Office warning of heavy rain on Friday and Sunday.

The 'be aware' weather warning are in force for areas including the Isle of Wight from 12.10am to 11.45pm on Friday and *6am to 11.45pm on Sunday.

The Met Office said: "Bands of rain are expected to move eastwards across south and southwest England during Friday. Rainfall accumulations of 10 to 20 mm are expected over most parts, with 30 mm or more possible over some areas, especially windward coasts and hills.

"Another spell of wet and very windy weather will cross the UK from the west during Sunday. 

"Heavy rain and gales are likely to affect most areas for a time with further flooding possible in prone areas, particularly southern parts of England and Wales where the ground remains saturated following earlier rain."

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by Keven Ball

23rd January 2014, at 17:22:58

Flooding is happening on all sides on the coast this year from the south to the north! Not much you can do about it I hope it is not too serious!

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by Russell Palin

23rd January 2014, at 11:04:00

The surf forecast from magic seaweed is another rough one folks.
http://magicseaweed.com/UK-Ireland-Surf-Chart/1/
Just copy/paste the link.
Those are big waves in the Atlantic 48foot and the English Channel will be as rough as guts. Again.
Is January 2014going to be the worst stormy month since 1703 I wonder? we will see.
Google Great Storm of 1703 it makes for interesting break time reading.
Right off to work now, my parts have arrived.
Chow for now.

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by Russell Palin

23rd January 2014, at 09:45:40

I don't think it will be nice next week.....The wind that arrives on Sunday will be here for a few days I think.
The general direction is from the North West. Trees on the Island do not like this direction, do not trust them in this wind if it is as strong as recent storms. The sea will be rough.
The rain could well be heavy and prolonged, towards the end of next week it may even turn to wet snow for a timeif it rains hard in the North Westerly airflow. The low pressure system will slide down the country during the week (that's what the computers say at the moment), things could get quite nasty so be careful and watch the official forecasts. If the eye of the system passes over us it will give us a break from wind and rain, so hope for that.
The Polar vortex will be listed as the most unpopular weather term of 2014 I think after this winter is over.
Take care all.

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by David Blackford

23rd January 2014, at 08:16:28

Slightly off subject - But during this recent wet weather I have been splashed by inconsiderate motorists driving through puddles - causing me to blaspheme! - Yes, some of us do still walk
However, in todays Daily Telegraph I was very pleased to see that it is an offence in the Road Traffic Act to splash anyone by driving through a puddle - and one such driver has been taken to court.
So beware any ignorant inconsiderate drivers!

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