UPDATE: Weather warnings for heavy rain across Dorset in run-up to Christmas

Bournemouth Echo: Weather warnings for heavy rain across Dorset in run-up to Christmas Weather warnings for heavy rain across Dorset in run-up to Christmas

WEATHER warnings for rain have been issued for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset in the run-up to Christmas.

There is a yellow warning in place for rain from 6pm on Friday until 3pm on Saturday.

Other warnings for wind from 6am on Monday until just before midnight on Christmas Eve and heavy rain from 6am on Monday until 12noon on Tuesday have also been issued.

The Met Office is expecting an area of heavy rain and strong winds to cross the UK from Friday afternoon and through Saturday.

About today, forecasters say: “A deep low pressure system is moving across the Atlantic, arriving into western parts of England and Wales during Friday afternoon.

"With mild air and strong winds some large rainfall totals are possible, particularly over high ground in south Wales and southwest England."

Regarding Monday’s warning, a spokesperson said: “An area of low pressure is expected to develop in the Atlantic on Sunday, deepening rapidly to pass just to the NW of the UK on Monday and into Tuesday.

"This will bring stormy conditions to the UK on Monday and Tuesday with the strongest winds likely along coastlines exposed to the south and west.

"Heavy rain is expected with this low pressure system and given recent wet conditions some flooding issues are possible.

"With such a rapid development there remains some uncertainty around the precise depth and track of this system, and hence the areas most likely to be affected by the strongest winds and heavy rain. This alert is likely to be updated in the coming days."

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11:17am Fri 20 Dec 13

John T says...

So the forecast is changeable; that makes a change!
So the forecast is changeable; that makes a change! John T

11:18am Fri 20 Dec 13

Isosceles says...

There have been periods of heavy rain for centuries - probably before records started to be collected.
Don't people understand that if they go outside and they or their cars get wet, that it is probably raining?
There have been periods of heavy rain for centuries - probably before records started to be collected. Don't people understand that if they go outside and they or their cars get wet, that it is probably raining? Isosceles

3:37pm Fri 20 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

i wish the media would quit issuing " warnings". just tell us if its going to rain or not. please.
i wish the media would quit issuing " warnings". just tell us if its going to rain or not. please. live-and-let-live

4:35pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Old Colonial says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
i wish the media would quit issuing " warnings". just tell us if its going to rain or not. please.
There is a certain power and authority assumed by those who issue 'warnings'. Probably makes up for their inadequacies in other areas.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: i wish the media would quit issuing " warnings". just tell us if its going to rain or not. please.[/p][/quote]There is a certain power and authority assumed by those who issue 'warnings'. Probably makes up for their inadequacies in other areas. Old Colonial

6:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

Another non story copied from the met office website...
Another non story copied from the met office website... hooplaa

5:39pm Sat 21 Dec 13

sprintervanman says...

All I ask is just look out for each over whilst we have a bad spell of rain and winds before Xmas.Watched the 4 cars ahead of me pass a moped on New road last night stupidly close in wind and rain when it was obvious the person on the ped was battling against the weather.Was stupidly selfish for a few seconds delay on a journey.Stay safe folks.
All I ask is just look out for each over whilst we have a bad spell of rain and winds before Xmas.Watched the 4 cars ahead of me pass a moped on New road last night stupidly close in wind and rain when it was obvious the person on the ped was battling against the weather.Was stupidly selfish for a few seconds delay on a journey.Stay safe folks. sprintervanman

6:37pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Isosceles says...

sprintervanman says..All I ask is just look out for each over

That is just not cricket, old chap (:o))
sprintervanman says..All I ask is just look out for each over That is just not cricket, old chap (:o)) Isosceles

7:15pm Sat 21 Dec 13

sprintervanman says...

Isosceles wrote:
sprintervanman says..All I ask is just look out for each over

That is just not cricket, old chap (:o))
lol ok meant other.Long year on the road. Merry Christmas....stay safe and well :-)
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: sprintervanman says..All I ask is just look out for each over That is just not cricket, old chap (:o))[/p][/quote]lol ok meant other.Long year on the road. Merry Christmas....stay safe and well :-) sprintervanman

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