Weather warning for heavy rain

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012



A WARNING for heavy rain due to hit the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday, has been updated by the Met Office.

The warning, which was first issued yesterday (Tuesday), said heavy rain was expected shortly after midnight tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has now said the heavy rain is not expected until 4am. It is expected to last the rest of the morning. The warning now only covers the West Wight.

The Met Office said: "A spell of very wet and very windy weather is expected to move west to east across many parts of the UK during Thursday. Coming so soon after the heavy rain which fell in places earlier in the week this is likely to provoke further issues with flooding. Additionally, winds will gust to 50 to 60 mph in places, and could exceed 70 mph in some exposed western areas.

"In view of the wind and rain combination, the public should be prepared for some transport disruption."

Another warning has been issued for the Island, west of Ryde in the north and St Catherine's Point in the south, valid from 00.05am to 5am on Friday.

The Met Office said: "Heavy rain, accompanied by locally squally winds will continue through the first hours of Friday, before clearing to the east before dawn."

A warning is also in force for the weekend.


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by Catherine Black

22nd November 2012, at 18:28:26

Regarding the road sweepers and drain clearers, I have seen the latter at least a couple of times in our road in the last month, one of those times this morning at 6.45am. Hurrah for those guys, there's a lot of leaves around here.

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by Don Prescott

22nd November 2012, at 13:25:04

Good grief, I am loving this rain, gardening outside in shorts and a t-shirt.

Tis a bit windy admittedly, but the "forecasters" are way out with the predicted rain.

As for keeping the drains clear, we only see the sweeper once a year down our road, if we're lucky.

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by tony white

21st November 2012, at 16:09:24

Paul, judging by the efficient way the drains are being kept clear i wouldn't worry about the brolley, get a lifejacket and aqualung

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by Paul Strauss

20th November 2012, at 16:50:02

That's an admirably specific forecast from the Met Office. Good to know, as on Thursday I intend to visit the West Wight from my home in the arid East. Better take my brolly.

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by Cathryn McKay

20th November 2012, at 12:25:06

Well when one views the five day forecast Wednesday is portrayed by a picture of sunshine with not a cloud in sight. Who to believe ???

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