UPDATE: Met Office issues new warning after strong winds and heavy rain sweep across Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATE: Met Office issues new warning after strong winds and heavy rain sweep across Dorset UPDATE: Met Office issues new warning after strong winds and heavy rain sweep across Dorset

STRONG winds and heavy rain swept across Dorset last night.

Rail passengers faced delays of up to 30 minutes on South West Trains between Brockenhurst and Weymouth due to a fallen tree at Hinton Admiral.

The tree was cleared, but the following train struck a tree in the same area.

A number of trees were reported down across the county including on the A352 near East Stoke, Verwood Road at Woodlands between B3081 and Horton Road and the A35 near B3058 Holmsley Road.

In Stony Lane, Burton, a tree brought telephone wires down with it.

Residents in Fairmile experienced a power cut and traffic lights at Blackwater Junction were also reported to be out of action.

Flood alerts were issued for Christchurch and Poole Harbours.

The Environment Agency asked people living in the area to prepare.

In Christchurch the flood alert remained in force for two hours after high tide at 9pm.

In Poole Harbour the alert remained in place for two hours after 10.30pm.  

The Met Office has issued another yellow warning for heavy rain on Friday afternoon and into Saturday.

The warning, which includes Dorset and Poole, says: "An area of heavy rain is expected to cross the UK from Friday afternoon and through Saturday.  This will bring some locally large accumulations, particularly on hills, and following previous wet weather is likely to lead to some localised flooding across south Wales and southwest England.

"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from flooding and keep up to date with latest forecasts and warnings from the Met Office, Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales."

 

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3:23pm Tue 17 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

It's coming a week earlier than normal!
It's coming a week earlier than normal! canfordcherry

4:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

saralouf says...

wimborne river has already burst its banks so this should be interesting!!!!
wimborne river has already burst its banks so this should be interesting!!!! saralouf

6:08pm Tue 17 Dec 13

beachcomber1 says...

i usually walk to/from work along the seafront. think i might get the bus tomorrow!
i usually walk to/from work along the seafront. think i might get the bus tomorrow! beachcomber1

6:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

Didn't know the seafront was a bus route
Didn't know the seafront was a bus route nickynoodah

6:33pm Tue 17 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

Wow! more use for H.A.A.R.P........the Insurance Companies are raking it in.....Phillipines? Hello...
Wow! more use for H.A.A.R.P........the Insurance Companies are raking it in.....Phillipines? Hello... O'Reilly

6:43pm Tue 17 Dec 13

dinkie123 says...

Looking forward to going home ( to Dorset) for Christmas this week....but not looking forward to the wind, rain and cold!
Wouldn't mind some snow....after I've landed of course =)
Looking forward to going home ( to Dorset) for Christmas this week....but not looking forward to the wind, rain and cold! Wouldn't mind some snow....after I've landed of course =) dinkie123

9:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

so. yellow weather warning. should we batten down the hatches, smother the children in cotton wool, fill the house with extra supplies? or just accept another day of the usual winter weather. i think i'll accept the weather and get on with my daily life.
so. yellow weather warning. should we batten down the hatches, smother the children in cotton wool, fill the house with extra supplies? or just accept another day of the usual winter weather. i think i'll accept the weather and get on with my daily life. live-and-let-live

11:59pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Turtlebay says...

dinkie123 wrote:
Looking forward to going home ( to Dorset) for Christmas this week....but not looking forward to the wind, rain and cold!
Wouldn't mind some snow....after I've landed of course =)
It's a yellow weather warning, but don't eat yellow snow!
[quote][p][bold]dinkie123[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to going home ( to Dorset) for Christmas this week....but not looking forward to the wind, rain and cold! Wouldn't mind some snow....after I've landed of course =)[/p][/quote]It's a yellow weather warning, but don't eat yellow snow! Turtlebay

10:33am Wed 18 Dec 13

chrisii1991 says...

is it ever going to end???
is it ever going to end??? chrisii1991

11:00am Wed 18 Dec 13

Sir Beachy Head says...

"The warning says the public should be aware of minor disruption, with gusts reaching 50 to 60mph"

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Darn. I've left my favourite T-towel on the washing line and won't be home till 6pm. I hope it's still there, I only used 2 pegs. It's the one Uncle Jim bought for me with a picture of Brian May kissing a Badger on.
Last time the wind got up it ended up six streets away wrapped around Mrs O'Boggles TV ariel. I spotted it on the way to town and was able to hook it down using my chimney sweeps extendable pole kit which I'd bought as a rash change-of-career purchase from ebay whilst drunk on red wine one lonely night.
I've never used it. I don't even have a chimney. Lucky I had it to hand though as it was ideal for retrieving the T-towel.
Uncle Jim never knew a thing about it.
He's due round on Thursday. I do hope the towel is still there whan I arrive home.
Good day to you.
"The warning says the public should be aware of minor disruption, with gusts reaching 50 to 60mph" ------- Darn. I've left my favourite T-towel on the washing line and won't be home till 6pm. I hope it's still there, I only used 2 pegs. It's the one Uncle Jim bought for me with a picture of Brian May kissing a Badger on. Last time the wind got up it ended up six streets away wrapped around Mrs O'Boggles TV ariel. I spotted it on the way to town and was able to hook it down using my chimney sweeps extendable pole kit which I'd bought as a rash change-of-career purchase from ebay whilst drunk on red wine one lonely night. I've never used it. I don't even have a chimney. Lucky I had it to hand though as it was ideal for retrieving the T-towel. Uncle Jim never knew a thing about it. He's due round on Thursday. I do hope the towel is still there whan I arrive home. Good day to you. Sir Beachy Head

11:02am Wed 18 Dec 13

speckle01 says...

whoopee it's what we call weather. It's gonna be like this now...
whoopee it's what we call weather. It's gonna be like this now... speckle01

11:53am Wed 18 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
"The warning says the public should be aware of minor disruption, with gusts reaching 50 to 60mph"

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Darn. I've left my favourite T-towel on the washing line and won't be home till 6pm. I hope it's still there, I only used 2 pegs. It's the one Uncle Jim bought for me with a picture of Brian May kissing a Badger on.
Last time the wind got up it ended up six streets away wrapped around Mrs O'Boggles TV ariel. I spotted it on the way to town and was able to hook it down using my chimney sweeps extendable pole kit which I'd bought as a rash change-of-career purchase from ebay whilst drunk on red wine one lonely night.
I've never used it. I don't even have a chimney. Lucky I had it to hand though as it was ideal for retrieving the T-towel.
Uncle Jim never knew a thing about it.
He's due round on Thursday. I do hope the towel is still there whan I arrive home.
Good day to you.
It's me, your Uncle Jim. Why didn't you tell me you were not a Queen fan? I could have got you one with just a badger, or better still those two nice young men 'Jedwierd'. I know you have all the cd's. I'm not sure if it's worth me coming on Thursday as you probably wont want the two real badgers I saved from the trap cage they were in awaiting the shot gun, what with the wind and rain I may as well stay at home and teach them tricks for next years Britain's (by that they mean Europe) Got Talent. I'm surprised that I didn't get through the auditions last year with my unique dance interpretation troupe of field mice but there you go, I just don't think Piers Morgan liked me.
Might see you, might not.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: "The warning says the public should be aware of minor disruption, with gusts reaching 50 to 60mph" ------- Darn. I've left my favourite T-towel on the washing line and won't be home till 6pm. I hope it's still there, I only used 2 pegs. It's the one Uncle Jim bought for me with a picture of Brian May kissing a Badger on. Last time the wind got up it ended up six streets away wrapped around Mrs O'Boggles TV ariel. I spotted it on the way to town and was able to hook it down using my chimney sweeps extendable pole kit which I'd bought as a rash change-of-career purchase from ebay whilst drunk on red wine one lonely night. I've never used it. I don't even have a chimney. Lucky I had it to hand though as it was ideal for retrieving the T-towel. Uncle Jim never knew a thing about it. He's due round on Thursday. I do hope the towel is still there whan I arrive home. Good day to you.[/p][/quote]It's me, your Uncle Jim. Why didn't you tell me you were not a Queen fan? I could have got you one with just a badger, or better still those two nice young men 'Jedwierd'. I know you have all the cd's. I'm not sure if it's worth me coming on Thursday as you probably wont want the two real badgers I saved from the trap cage they were in awaiting the shot gun, what with the wind and rain I may as well stay at home and teach them tricks for next years Britain's (by that they mean Europe) Got Talent. I'm surprised that I didn't get through the auditions last year with my unique dance interpretation troupe of field mice but there you go, I just don't think Piers Morgan liked me. Might see you, might not. canfordcherry

1:28pm Wed 18 Dec 13

beachcomber1 says...

ranger_bob wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
it isn't, it's a cyclists playground and pity the poor pedestrians having to dodge them. but even the cyclists might not be out and about tomorrow.
You really are a one track record aren't you? What on earth has cycling on the prom got to do with a yellow weather warning? If all you have to do with your life is whine about cyclists then I very strongly urge you to find a hobby or some other diversion to pass the time.
well i could say something about people with nothing to do except moan about people moaning about cyclists, but that could go on for a while ....
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: it isn't, it's a cyclists playground and pity the poor pedestrians having to dodge them. but even the cyclists might not be out and about tomorrow.[/p][/quote]You really are a one track record aren't you? What on earth has cycling on the prom got to do with a yellow weather warning? If all you have to do with your life is whine about cyclists then I very strongly urge you to find a hobby or some other diversion to pass the time.[/p][/quote]well i could say something about people with nothing to do except moan about people moaning about cyclists, but that could go on for a while .... beachcomber1

1:30pm Wed 18 Dec 13

beachcomber1 says...

looking at the rainfall radar, i might just make it into work before the rain arrives!
looking at the rainfall radar, i might just make it into work before the rain arrives! beachcomber1

2:36pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Eddie's dog says...

But what does it all mean?
But what does it all mean? Eddie's dog

2:44pm Wed 18 Dec 13

TinyLegacy says...

Oh no.... weather...
Oh no.... weather... TinyLegacy

4:31pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Dorset Logic says...

For those who remember weather before it got dramatised.

Its going to be a bit blowy and mucky
For those who remember weather before it got dramatised. Its going to be a bit blowy and mucky Dorset Logic

8:27pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Holes Bay Curve says...

I have to walk a mile to work tonight . Will I get hit by a tree - do I need to pack a thermos and sarnies , shall I make a will quick!
I have to walk a mile to work tonight . Will I get hit by a tree - do I need to pack a thermos and sarnies , shall I make a will quick! Holes Bay Curve

8:57pm Wed 18 Dec 13

GAHmusic says...

Gales and storms, the most positive news on this website today
Gales and storms, the most positive news on this website today GAHmusic

9:19am Thu 19 Dec 13

elite50 says...

Eddie's dog wrote:
But what does it all mean?
Don't you know anything?
Its called Global Warming!
[quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: But what does it all mean?[/p][/quote]Don't you know anything? Its called Global Warming! elite50

11:40am Thu 19 Dec 13

Glashen says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
so. yellow weather warning. should we batten down the hatches, smother the children in cotton wool, fill the house with extra supplies? or just accept another day of the usual winter weather. i think i'll accept the weather and get on with my daily life.
Well given the panic buying and stocking up for Christmas that is an annual event due to some shops closing for one day I should imagine people are storing the extra supplies in their garages. Good grief what would it be like if we had an actual crisis to deal with, doesn't bear thinking about does it.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: so. yellow weather warning. should we batten down the hatches, smother the children in cotton wool, fill the house with extra supplies? or just accept another day of the usual winter weather. i think i'll accept the weather and get on with my daily life.[/p][/quote]Well given the panic buying and stocking up for Christmas that is an annual event due to some shops closing for one day I should imagine people are storing the extra supplies in their garages. Good grief what would it be like if we had an actual crisis to deal with, doesn't bear thinking about does it. Glashen

10:57pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Understated says...

this news doesnt bother me, ive gotten rather good at sailing to work in a boat.
this news doesnt bother me, ive gotten rather good at sailing to work in a boat. Understated

11:29pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Mrs C. A Townend says...

Its Christmas.....and as my youngest daughter would say 'I don't care!'
Its Christmas.....and as my youngest daughter would say 'I don't care!' Mrs C. A Townend

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