Warning of strong winds and heavy rain

By a County Press reporter

Monday, December 30, 2013

 

A WEATHER warning for strong winds is in force on the Isle of Wight today (Monday).

The yellow 'be aware' warning is in place until 1pm today.

The Met Office said: "South to southwesterly gales and locally severe gales will affect western and southern parts of Wales and parts of southwest England during the early hours of Monday, moving east to affect English Channel coastal counties through Monday morning, whilst winds ease from the west later."

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel, particularly as the gales will be combined by heavy rain in some areas."

An additional warning for heavy rain is in place for Wednesday from 6am to midnight.

The Met Office said: "Further rain, heavy at times is expected to spread quickly northeastwards across southwest and parts of southern England on Wednesday. Rainfall totals are expected to be widely 10-20 mm, but as much as 30-40 mm over some south facing coasts and hills. South or southwesterly gales with gusts 50-60 mph may also accompany the rain." 

"With ground already saturated over much of this area, the public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding."

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by Mike Crowe

30th December 2013, at 16:34:41

Thanks David.

I find the advantage of this sort of information is that I can 'plan my day' to be able to keep dry. I knew I had to go to the Theatre and another call on Shanklin as well. Chucking it down and blowing a hooly this morning, so, ......... wait till it's all over. This afternoon in the dry did all I had to do AND some work in the garden!

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by David Blackford

30th December 2013, at 11:36:55

Every 15 minutes - click on the "anim on" - it has slowed down - back end getting to Ryde about now

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by Mike Crowe

30th December 2013, at 11:14:25

""If all else fails, read the instructions""

'Updates every 15 minutes'

:-(

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by Mike Crowe

30th December 2013, at 10:14:06

Nice one David. How often does it update?

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by David Blackford

30th December 2013, at 09:45:12

This is the best one
http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=radar;sess=
The strong wind and rain has just passed Exeter - be here in about an hour

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by Mike Crowe

30th December 2013, at 09:40:55

Sorry about that. Pad problems

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ is a useful sight if you don't know it.

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by Mike Crowe

30th December 2013, at 09:39:27

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ is a very useful sight if you don't

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by Mike Crowe

30th December 2013, at 09:39:26

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ is a very useful sight if you don't

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