Severe flood warning remains for Iford as more heavy rain forecast for Dorset (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Severe flood warning remains for Iford as more heavy rain forecast for Dorset
A SEVERE flood warning is still in place for Iford as the Met Office warns of more heavy rain today and into Wednesday.
There are three flood warnings of the highest severity for England – all of which are in Dorset and include Iford, Chiswell and Preston Beach.
The road down to the Iford Bridge Home Park was still closed this morning.
A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Heavy showers, some of them combined with hail and thunder, will continue to affect parts of southern England at times through the rest of Monday, Tuesday and early Wednesday.
“The public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding, especially in areas which have been affected in recent days.”
The chief forecaster added: “Further bands of showers running into southern counties have the potential to produce intense bursts of rain, these quickly leading to localised impacts given the very saturated ground.
"Hail will be an additional hazard associated with some of the heaviest showers.
"It won't be raining all the time, with some drier interludes likely but on the other hand, longer spells of rain may occur, more particularly in the southeast overnight into Tuesday and again, perhaps more widely, overnight into Wednesday.
"15 to 25 mm may fall in around 6 hours at any time through this period, with overall 36-hour totals perhaps exceeding 40 mm at a few localities.”
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