More flooding on the way? Weather warning upgraded to amber as rain sweeps in

Bournemouth Echo: More flooding on the way? Severe weather warning issued for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday More flooding on the way? Severe weather warning issued for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Forecasters are warning of more flooding tonight and tomorrow, with an amber weather warning - the highest level of alert - issued this morning

The warning has been upgraded from a yellow alert, with up to 40mm of rain 'likely' and up to 60mm possible. Most of the rain will fall in a six hour window, the Met Office says, increasing the risk of flash-flooding.

Given that the ground is already saturated in many areas with rain falling steadily so far all day today, the public should be aware of the risk of flooding, the warning says.

Dorset Police has reissued its advice on drving in adverse weather, warning people not to drive unless they have to. 

Parts of Poole and Christchurch and Wareham found themselves underwater last week after a similar band of heavy rain. Swanage high street was cordoned off for public safety.

Friday is expected to be showery but brighter, before a third wave of heavy rain arrives on Saturday morning.

This is expected to concentrate mainly on Devon and Cornwall, with only the western edges of Dorset covered by the weather warning, but where it does rain, surface water and flash floods are likely.

Saturday is expected to be the heaviest day on the roads as people make their way home for Christmas.

See the weather warnings here.

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8:39am Wed 19 Dec 12

Gastines2 says...

If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges
. Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.
If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges . Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water. Gastines2
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1:38pm Wed 19 Dec 12

fantasanta says...

Gastines2 wrote:
If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges

. Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.
all very well but on a high tide the water cant get away into the sea and backs up regardless so its not actually a drainage problem ,only yesterday i was looking at the height of the Bourne stream in the gardens ,just wait until this next few days contribution filters through !! there will be no hosepipe ban next summer
[quote][p][bold]Gastines2[/bold] wrote: If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges . Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.[/p][/quote]all very well but on a high tide the water cant get away into the sea and backs up regardless so its not actually a drainage problem ,only yesterday i was looking at the height of the Bourne stream in the gardens ,just wait until this next few days contribution filters through !! there will be no hosepipe ban next summer fantasanta
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4:33pm Wed 19 Dec 12

TinyLegacy says...

Flippers to the ready folks.
Flippers to the ready folks. TinyLegacy
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4:43pm Wed 19 Dec 12

drJones says...

Gastines2 wrote:
If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges

. Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.
I dont comment very often on here but it does seem majority of people that do always seem to know best and point the blame at someone for something. If there wasnt a weather warning you would complain, stop moaning and giving your opionon. Go live in russia and see if they clear their drains frequently. Perhaps we should look at what your job is and how you can do better and put more effort into it?
[quote][p][bold]Gastines2[/bold] wrote: If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges . Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.[/p][/quote]I dont comment very often on here but it does seem majority of people that do always seem to know best and point the blame at someone for something. If there wasnt a weather warning you would complain, stop moaning and giving your opionon. Go live in russia and see if they clear their drains frequently. Perhaps we should look at what your job is and how you can do better and put more effort into it? drJones
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4:55pm Wed 19 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

Winter in this country sucks. Get used to it or emigrate.
Winter in this country sucks. Get used to it or emigrate. The Renegade Master
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5:58pm Wed 19 Dec 12

b26b says...

Its got so bad its made me vote ukip
Its got so bad its made me vote ukip b26b
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7:32pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Peggy Babcock says...

drJones wrote:
Gastines2 wrote:
If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges


. Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.
I dont comment very often on here but it does seem majority of people that do always seem to know best and point the blame at someone for something. If there wasnt a weather warning you would complain, stop moaning and giving your opionon. Go live in russia and see if they clear their drains frequently. Perhaps we should look at what your job is and how you can do better and put more effort into it?
Lol - well said. Grumpy lot
[quote][p][bold]drJones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gastines2[/bold] wrote: If the Council put a little more effort into checking on local maintenance contracts,it might help to ease the problems. Drains and kerbs full of rubbish,very poor ,if ever maintenance,clearing of road/pavement/verges . Dozens of drains have very good displays of weeds so obviously not clear to drain away surface water.[/p][/quote]I dont comment very often on here but it does seem majority of people that do always seem to know best and point the blame at someone for something. If there wasnt a weather warning you would complain, stop moaning and giving your opionon. Go live in russia and see if they clear their drains frequently. Perhaps we should look at what your job is and how you can do better and put more effort into it?[/p][/quote]Lol - well said. Grumpy lot Peggy Babcock
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7:01am Thu 20 Dec 12

Peggy Babcock says...

An 'amber' warning is NOT the highest level of alert. That will be 'red'.
An 'amber' warning is NOT the highest level of alert. That will be 'red'. Peggy Babcock
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