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Severe winds batter Dorset as Swanage seafront closed, trees down and roads flooded

Amber weather warning for wind for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

  • Met Office warns of coastal flooding
  • Changes to South West Trains timetable
  • Poole Bridge open after lightning strike on Tuesday morning
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  • Comments


    EGHH 9:29am Wed 5 Feb 14

    South Today weather lady Alex Green tweeted last night that the Met Office predicts storms will last all of February in the SW Region. Batten down the hatches!!

    Score: 1
    chrisii1991 10:20am Wed 5 Feb 14

    EGHH wrote…


    South Today weather lady Alex Green tweeted last night that the Met Office predicts storms will last all of February in the SW Region. Batten down the hatches!!

    Then it will be lovely when kids are evrwhere on holiday

    Score: -2
    speedy231278 10:23am Wed 5 Feb 14

    Twin Fails Bodge fails again, what a surprise. Convenient excuse trotted out - why did they not check if after the strike on the reliable old bridge?

    Score: 4
    MngsMnr 11:18am Wed 5 Feb 14

    Oh please tell me that stupid woman?/man pictured at 9.54am is not throwing the dog's ball into the sea. Where are some people's brains?

    Score: 5
    speedy231278 11:55am Wed 5 Feb 14

    speedy231278 wrote…


    Twin Fails Bodge fails again, what a surprise. Convenient excuse trotted out - why did they not check if after the strike on the reliable old bridge?

    "The Twin Sails Bridge is now open to traffic as engineers have resolved the earlier issues caused by high winds. Thanks for your patience"

    Odd, earlier on we were told the Twin Fails Bodge has failed due to 'software corruption' caused by the lightning yesterday. Was a VERY convenient excuse then, why not just be honest to start with?

    Score: 0
    sophiedrew 1:03pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    Powercut to some parts of The Grange School, Christchurch

    Score: 0
    PUZZLED ONE 1:19pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    It will be interesting to see what, if anything, is left of the 'surf reef'.

    Score: 1
    Phixer 1:44pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    PUZZLED ONE wrote…


    It will be interesting to see what, if anything, is left of the 'surf reef'.

    What is even more interesting is to compare Bournemouth beach with the scenes further west and realise that Bournemouth was the last place any sane person would suggest for spending - wasting - £3million of our cash on sand bags to create a surf reef.

    Score: 2
    [deleted] 2:02pm Wed 5 Feb 14
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    Score: 0
    smhinto 3:01pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    Yes - Most inclement. It could ruin my shampoo and set.

    Score: 1
    bobthedestroyer 3:52pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    MngsMnr wrote…


    Oh please tell me that stupid woman?/man pictured at 9.54am is not throwing the dog's ball into the sea. Where are some people's brains?

    What a pair of absolute idiots. THey were lucky they got washed up on shore and not out to see (I'm only referring to the dogs)

    Anyone who puts themselves deliberately in harms way should pay to be rescued.

    Score: 4
    spooki 4:15pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    bobthedestroyer wrote…


    MngsMnr wrote…


    Oh please tell me that stupid woman?/man pictured at 9.54am is not throwing the dog's ball into the sea. Where are some people's brains?
    What a pair of absolute idiots. THey were lucky they got washed up on shore and not out to see (I'm only referring to the dogs)

    Anyone who puts themselves deliberately in harms way should pay to be rescued.

    I agree! And the owners of those little dogs right on the shore should have their heads banged together. Irresponsible idiots.

    Score: 4
    Carolyn43 7:43pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    Phixer wrote…


    PUZZLED ONE wrote…


    It will be interesting to see what, if anything, is left of the 'surf reef'.
    What is even more interesting is to compare Bournemouth beach with the scenes further west and realise that Bournemouth was the last place any sane person would suggest for spending - wasting - £3million of our cash on sand bags to create a surf reef.

    Just what I was thinking. Not to worry, Bournemouth Council have the insurance payout to repair it with. Yeah, right!

    Score: 0
    Daniel lashmar 9:28pm Wed 5 Feb 14

    flood warnings have been put on at Christchurch Quay, Poole Harbour, Swanage and Poole Harbour at Wareham. lol

    Score: -1
    downmoor-ch63 7:38am Thu 6 Feb 14

    bobthedestroyer wrote…


    MngsMnr wrote…


    Oh please tell me that stupid woman?/man pictured at 9.54am is not throwing the dog's ball into the sea. Where are some people's brains?
    What a pair of absolute idiots. THey were lucky they got washed up on shore and not out to see (I'm only referring to the dogs)

    Anyone who puts themselves deliberately in harms way should pay to be rescued.

    Anybody walking along the edge of the sea in these conditions, with or without dogs, should go and see a specialist at St Anns hospital.

    Score: 0
    Lord Spring 7:52am Thu 6 Feb 14

    downmoor-ch63 wrote…


    bobthedestroyer wrote…


    MngsMnr wrote…


    Oh please tell me that stupid woman?/man pictured at 9.54am is not throwing the dog's ball into the sea. Where are some people's brains?
    What a pair of absolute idiots. THey were lucky they got washed up on shore and not out to see (I'm only referring to the dogs)

    Anyone who puts themselves deliberately in harms way should pay to be rescued.
    Anybody walking along the edge of the sea in these conditions, with or without dogs, should go and see a specialist at St Anns hospital.

    What and then walk down the steps to the beach.

    Score: 0

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