Heavy rainfall predicted across the south west overnight

Weather warning issued for Dorset as forecasters warn of potential flooding

Weather warning issued for Dorset as forecasters warn of potential flooding

First published in News

FORECASTERS have issued a weather warning for the south west as days of sunshine come to an end.

It is predicted that heavy rain will spread across the south west from this evening, affecting much of the area overnight before clearing early on Wednesday morning.

The Met Office has also said that members of the public should be aware of the potential for localised surface water flooding.

The yellow warning – meaning ‘be aware’ – will come into force at 10pm tonight, and last until 8am tomorrow morning.

A spokesperson from the Met Office said up to 40mm of rain is expected to fall in some areas within six hours – the average rainfall received across UK weather stations for the whole of July was 59mm.

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1:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

Kayak at the ready.
Kayak at the ready. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Tue 5 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements. beachcomber1
  • Score: 23

3:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

goatty says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
Hopefully will remove all of the screaming brats away at the same time and all the litter they leave behind!
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.[/p][/quote]Hopefully will remove all of the screaming brats away at the same time and all the litter they leave behind! goatty
  • Score: 5

4:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

About time too, it must be nearly three days since we had a pretty coloured but utterly pointless weather alert warning from these plonkers!
About time too, it must be nearly three days since we had a pretty coloured but utterly pointless weather alert warning from these plonkers! muscliffman
  • Score: 9

4:11pm Tue 5 Aug 14

p.smith1958 says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=tQxaKWAjD
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http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=tQxaKWAjD _g p.smith1958
  • Score: -5

4:13pm Tue 5 Aug 14

p.smith1958 says...

goatty wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
Hopefully will remove all of the screaming brats away at the same time and all the litter they leave behind!
Can you hear your self, you live in a holiday town and moan about kids having fun, if ya don't like it MOVE OUT
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.[/p][/quote]Hopefully will remove all of the screaming brats away at the same time and all the litter they leave behind![/p][/quote]Can you hear your self, you live in a holiday town and moan about kids having fun, if ya don't like it MOVE OUT p.smith1958
  • Score: 31

4:28pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Red, Amber or green alert, who cares, if it rains it rains , I have gone through life without all these stupid warnings and managed quite well thank you, It'll probably only be a little drizzle and wind, the met office never get it right but hey if it rains it rains, so what.
Red, Amber or green alert, who cares, if it rains it rains , I have gone through life without all these stupid warnings and managed quite well thank you, It'll probably only be a little drizzle and wind, the met office never get it right but hey if it rains it rains, so what. Hessenford
  • Score: 9

4:48pm Tue 5 Aug 14

chrisii1991 says...

Bye summer until maybe next year
Bye summer until maybe next year chrisii1991
  • Score: -3

6:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

goatty wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
Hopefully will remove all of the screaming brats away at the same time and all the litter they leave behind!
And hopefully the nomadic filth at Turlin Moor too.
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.[/p][/quote]Hopefully will remove all of the screaming brats away at the same time and all the litter they leave behind![/p][/quote]And hopefully the nomadic filth at Turlin Moor too. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 10

6:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
out of curiosity, where do the drains actually drain into? the sea?
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.[/p][/quote]out of curiosity, where do the drains actually drain into? the sea? beachcomber1
  • Score: -1

7:57pm Tue 5 Aug 14

misplacedspaniard says...

It's cos I'm on holiday now and not going anywhere. FFS I knew it would turn cr@p now. Just like as soon as I got onto the property ladder the prices went down. And people wonder why I'm so cynical.......
It's cos I'm on holiday now and not going anywhere. FFS I knew it would turn cr@p now. Just like as soon as I got onto the property ladder the prices went down. And people wonder why I'm so cynical....... misplacedspaniard
  • Score: -1

8:34pm Tue 5 Aug 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Off to Canada Saturday, so enjoy the rain :-)
Off to Canada Saturday, so enjoy the rain :-) fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: -3

10:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
Off to Canada Saturday, so enjoy the rain :-)
hear its snowing there.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: Off to Canada Saturday, so enjoy the rain :-)[/p][/quote]hear its snowing there. holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

10:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
out of curiosity, where do the drains actually drain into? the sea?
Most drains have a single large exit at their point of discharge (often covered by a grating) into a canal, river, lake, reservoir, sea or ocean. Other than catchbasins, typically there are no treatment facilities in the piping system. Small storm drains may discharge into individual dry wells. Storm drains may be interconnected using slotted pipe, to make a larger dry well system. Storm drains may discharge into man-made excavations known as recharge basins or retention ponds.
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.[/p][/quote]out of curiosity, where do the drains actually drain into? the sea?[/p][/quote]Most drains have a single large exit at their point of discharge (often covered by a grating) into a canal, river, lake, reservoir, sea or ocean. Other than catchbasins, typically there are no treatment facilities in the piping system. Small storm drains may discharge into individual dry wells. Storm drains may be interconnected using slotted pipe, to make a larger dry well system. Storm drains may discharge into man-made excavations known as recharge basins or retention ponds. holdinkæft
  • Score: 2

1:50am Wed 6 Aug 14

Blob01 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.
out of curiosity, where do the drains actually drain into? the sea?
Most drains have a single large exit at their point of discharge (often covered by a grating) into a canal, river, lake, reservoir, sea or ocean. Other than catchbasins, typically there are no treatment facilities in the piping system. Small storm drains may discharge into individual dry wells. Storm drains may be interconnected using slotted pipe, to make a larger dry well system. Storm drains may discharge into man-made excavations known as recharge basins or retention ponds.
Good job with the "cut and paste"! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: about time! should wash all the dog muck off the pavements.[/p][/quote]out of curiosity, where do the drains actually drain into? the sea?[/p][/quote]Most drains have a single large exit at their point of discharge (often covered by a grating) into a canal, river, lake, reservoir, sea or ocean. Other than catchbasins, typically there are no treatment facilities in the piping system. Small storm drains may discharge into individual dry wells. Storm drains may be interconnected using slotted pipe, to make a larger dry well system. Storm drains may discharge into man-made excavations known as recharge basins or retention ponds.[/p][/quote]Good job with the "cut and paste"! ;-) Blob01
  • Score: 1

10:49am Wed 6 Aug 14

K5054 says...

frightener-forecast wrong again!
frightener-forecast wrong again! K5054
  • Score: -1

1:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

So, what happened? A few drops of rain and nothing more.
So, what happened? A few drops of rain and nothing more. speedy231278
  • Score: 1

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