Warning for ice after wet and windy weather fells trees and floods church basement

Warning for ice after wet and windy weather fells trees and floods church basement

UPDATE: Trees down as Dorset braces itself for another spell of wet and windy weather

Warning for ice after wet and windy weather fells trees and floods church basement

Warning for ice after wet and windy weather fells trees and floods church basement

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RESIDENTS are expected to wake up to icy conditions on Monday as forecasters issue a warning for ice following heavy rain on Sunday.

The Met Office issued the warning just before 4pm on Sunday.

It is valid from 6pm until 10am on Monday morning.

A spokesperson said: “Showers of rain, sleet and snow will continue overnight. Clear skies between showers are expected to allow temperatures to fall to around freezing resulting in a risk of icy stretches forming on untreated surfaces.

“The public should be aware of the potential for some disruption to travel.”

The chief forecaster said: “A colder, westerly, air stream will follow Sunday's frontal band bringing heavy wintry showers and wet surfaces to many areas during Sunday evening and night.

"Clear skies between showers are expected to allow temperatures to fall to or just below freezing at times resulting in a risk of icy stretches forming on untreated surfaces.”

The Met Office is also predicting sleet will fall after midnight into the early hours of Monday morning

The warning came after trees were blown down over the weekend following more wet and windy weather.

Two trees fell in the car park of a pub in Burton during a sudden windstorm on Saturday afternoon.

The trees – one 200-years-old – crashed onto two cars causing major damage to them while the vehicles were parked at The Manor in Salisbury Road.

Sandra Lucie-Smith, 63, who lives at Winkton, near Burton, said she was at the pub celebrating a 70th birthday party when it happened.

Her car remains stuck until a tree surgeon can remove it.

“I was really, really upset. It’s a new car. I am completely without transport; it’s a total inconvenience”, she said.

Chris van Hagen, owner of The Manor said: “No-one was hurt, and that’s the main thing. It was very strange though.

“Two trees came down, one hit the other and landed on two cars.

“We will obviously get them out as soon as we can get a tree surgeon out.”

A number of trees blocked roads around the county on Saturday night.

Arrowsmith Road in Merley was blocked both ways between A349 Gravel Hill and A341 Queen Anne Drive and Horton Road in Three Legged Cross was blocked both ways near Holt Road and Ringwood Road.

East Avenue in Bournemouth was also blocked both ways between Wimborne Road and Nairn Road.

There were also reports of tree branches in the road on the A35 westbound at Puddletown.

And on Sunday afternoon a tree was removed from Christchurch Road in Barton-on-Sea with another blocking Constitution Hill Road.

Church-goers at Lansdowne Baptist wrapped up warm for the service yesterday morning after their basement became flooded, breaking their boilers.

David Heys from the church in Lansdowne Road told the Daily Echo on Sunday the boilers had been temperamental all winter, and only one was working anyway.

“They have been touch and go anyway but this rain has just flooded us out.

“It’s just in the basement part of the church. We’re not sure where it’s coming from yet; we only discovered it this morning.

“We’re quite full in the church this morning, but there are more people joining us online for the service than usual.”

A yellow weather warning for wet weather was in place for earlier today, warning of heavy rain and strong winds from 7am to 4pm.

The Met Office, who issued the warning, said an Atlantic frontal system was forecast to cross the country, bringing with it up to 25mm of rain in places over a nine-hour period and gusts of 50 to 60mph.

Residents were warned to be aware of potential disruption from flooding with a flood warning put on the River Avon at Ringwood.

The Environment Agency also warned of flooding to South Winterbourne Valley, including Winterbourne Abbas, Winterbourne Steepleton, Martinstown, Winterbourne Monkton, Winterbourne Herringston and Winterbourne Came.

More than 500 homes have been without power in Sway after overhead cables came crashing down in strong winds.

A Scottish and Southern Energy spokeswoman apologised for the delays and said: “We already planned to have extra resources on but the winds were much higher than forecast and have caused more damage than expected.

“We thank our customers for their patience.”

Let us know about any weather-related problems where you are by emailing digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk or phone 01202 411294.

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7:09pm Sat 25 Jan 14

chrisii1991 says...

six weeks and still no respite from this weather
six weeks and still no respite from this weather chrisii1991
  • Score: 15

7:42pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

At least while its wet and windy its not freezing, that's one in the eye for the greedy power companies who put their prices up every year at the start of winter.
At least while its wet and windy its not freezing, that's one in the eye for the greedy power companies who put their prices up every year at the start of winter. Hessenford
  • Score: 46

7:48pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

This winter so far has been very bad for weather and heavy rainfall! I hope the weather isn't as reported and tomorrow is a nice day!
This winter so far has been very bad for weather and heavy rainfall! I hope the weather isn't as reported and tomorrow is a nice day! Kevin_123
  • Score: 20

9:16pm Sat 25 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

I hope we have more daylight to morrow
than what we had today
I hope we have more daylight to morrow than what we had today nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

9:21pm Sat 25 Jan 14

simcal says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I hope we have more daylight to morrow than what we had today
Approx 3 mins more
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I hope we have more daylight to morrow than what we had today[/p][/quote]Approx 3 mins more simcal
  • Score: 40

12:10pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

It is not the best weather today! Just be careful when you are out and about.
It is not the best weather today! Just be careful when you are out and about. Kevin_123
  • Score: 10

2:04pm Sun 26 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

I'm braced.
I'm braced. whataboutthat
  • Score: -4

2:28pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Isosceles says...

My braces are making sure that my trousers don't fall down but they are not much help with the wet and windy weather (:o))
My braces are making sure that my trousers don't fall down but they are not much help with the wet and windy weather (:o)) Isosceles
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Sun 26 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Its cold enough for two pairs of braces you know
Its cold enough for two pairs of braces you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

3:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Isosceles says...

nickynoodah
Not to the west of Bournemouth!
nickynoodah Not to the west of Bournemouth! Isosceles
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

“I was really, really upset. It’s a new car. I am completely without transport; it’s a total inconvenience”, she said.



Ohh dear!
Cheap car insurance that don't allow for an emergency courtesy car.
You pays your money you takes your choice and inconvenience.
“I was really, really upset. It’s a new car. I am completely without transport; it’s a total inconvenience”, she said. Ohh dear! Cheap car insurance that don't allow for an emergency courtesy car. You pays your money you takes your choice and inconvenience. BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Sun 26 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sandra Lucie-Smith there must be many a handsome man willing to transport one so fragrant to her destination
Sandra Lucie-Smith there must be many a handsome man willing to transport one so fragrant to her destination kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

7:56pm Sun 26 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

I,'ve got me vest pull right down tight and me undercrackers pulled right up .best keep the cuckoo in the clock.And a boil wash come spring
I,'ve got me vest pull right down tight and me undercrackers pulled right up .best keep the cuckoo in the clock.And a boil wash come spring kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

8:52pm Sun 26 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Isosceles wrote:
nickynoodah
Not to the west of Bournemouth!
How many trees doe,s west Howe still have
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: nickynoodah Not to the west of Bournemouth![/p][/quote]How many trees doe,s west Howe still have kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

9:36pm Sun 26 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Sandra Lucie-Smith there must be many a handsome man willing to transport one so fragrant to her destination
Pass
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Sandra Lucie-Smith there must be many a handsome man willing to transport one so fragrant to her destination[/p][/quote]Pass nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

11:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bob49 says...

church flooded

an act of god, perhaps ?
church flooded an act of god, perhaps ? Bob49
  • Score: 1

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