Weather warning remains in place after Dorset hit by heavy rain and strong winds

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  • More heavy rain, hailstones and strong winds have hit Dorset overnight.
  • An amber weather warning for winds of up to 70mph is in place until 6am on Sunday.
  • A yellow warning for rain also remains in place until noon on Sunday.

6:05pm

Just before we sign off, Bournemouth Council have provided a picture of the tree down in Derby Road and confirmed that it did not cause any major damage.

5:59pm

We're winding down our live coverage for today. We'll keep the blog open in case anything happens later on this evening.

5:37pm

Purbeck Police say that the road past Monkey World at Wool was closed earlier after a large Oak tree was uprooted.

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5:11pm

The yellow warning for rain is now in place until noon tomorrow, the Met Office says. The amber warning for wind is still in effect until 6am.

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5:00pm

Colin Foster from Poole has sent us this picture of a kite surfer at Sandbanks today:

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4:54pm

Here's a full list of roads affected by the flooding in the New Forest - this list has come from Hants.gov.uk:

A338 Fordingbridge Bypass: ongoing with pump and lights
A338 Upper Burgate
Thatchers Lane Sopley  - closed and impassable
Derritt Lane between Bransgore and Sopley - closed
Palace Lane, Beaulieu: tidal flooding - passable most times
Lepe Foreshore Road: tidal flooding
Balmer Lawn Road, Brockenhurst: flood under bridge - impassable
Flood Street (Breamore)
Green Lane, Ringwood
Fryern Court Road
Dragon Lane, Kingston
Linford Road, Poulner
Kingsbury Lane Ringwood
Spencer Road , New Milton
North Ripley Road, Ripley
Tile Barn Lane, Brockenhurst
A337 Southampton Rd, Lymington: Near railway bridge
South Sway lane, Sway - passable with care
Coombe Lane, Sway
Quay Road o/s Ship Inn, Lymington: tidal flooding
Long Lane Marchwood
Bat and Ball PH, Breamore - The Marsh by the school - rd flooded
Sopley School, Ripley - schoo closed n Friday 7th  and Ripley Crossroads is  impassable
Picket Close, Fordingbridge - partial closure

4:53pm

Rob Fleming, who is the Echo's IT guru, has been out snapping windsurfers today. Here's a few more of his pix:

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4:25pm

A reader has just emailed us to say there's a power cut in West Parley at the moment. Believed that a tree has brought down a power line.

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3:48pm Sat 8 Feb 14

yasinac says

Traffic lights at Blackwater are out and road flooded.

3:48pm

You can read more about the efforts at Fordingbridge junior and infant schools earlier here.

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3:23pm

These photographs were taken by Mark Thompson of Poole Coastguard. You could almost believe it was a day in the summer:

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3:13pm

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3:11pm

Just to clarify about The Dingle in Westbourne, we've confirmed that it's a small wooded area and no roads are affected.

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2:43pm

Ron Wain has sent us this picture of flooded meadows at the Avon Causeway, the River Avon is on the right.

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And here's the second:

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2:35pm

Rob Fleming has sent us two pictures from Branksome showing the destructive force of the sea from the recent winds. Here's the first one:

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2:23pm

Meanwhile, AFC Bournemouth are away at Bolton today. Follow live coverage from 2.45pm here

 

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2:01pm

At Fordingbridge, the Junior School is surrounded by water and parents have collected sandbags to barricade the front door of the building.

1:45pm

Fordingbridge Junior School will be closed on Monday because of flooding.

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1:23pm

Dorset bakery Oxfords are donating bread to people evacuated from the Somerset Levels:

12:59pm

12:57pm

And another update too - 
 

12:56pm

Full update on cancelled games by sports reporter Andy Mitchell:
 

12:45pm

12:45pm

It's turned into a gorgeous day here in Bournemouth - bit breezy mind you but lovely blue skies overhead (for now).

 

12:15pm

12:07pm

Very much a short, sharp shower. The sun's back out in Bournemouth town centre.

12:01pm

The winds around Echo Towers sound like they're getting stronger and there's some hailstones falling - take care out there.

11:18am

An update if you're heading west today:

11:01am

West of the county is still taking the brunt of the weather:

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10:24am

Quite some way off patch, but apparently a large marine mammal - possibly a whale - has washed up at Burton Beach, in Burton Bradstock near Bridport

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10:17am

Wimborne Town FC vs Didcot Town FC also off

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10:10am

Oh dear - could there be snow on the way next week?
 

10:07am

And there are lesser warnings of the possibility of flooding at Christchurch Harbour and along tidal stretches of the Lower Stour and Avon, and tributaries between both Wimborne and Christchurch and Gillingham and Sturminster Newton.

10:05am

We've also got red flood warnings for Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood.

Various places from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch are also possibly going to be affected, including Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, the Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch

 

10:01am

Flood warnings in place today include a red - meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required - for Bickerley, Ringwood and the B3347 from Christchurch to Sopley Road.

The Environment Agency sayys: "River levels remain high and can be expected to respond further to rainfall."

17mm of rain expected across last night and today.

This was updated just after midnight today.

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9:29am

The weather's not been great lately, but this photograph of Somerset shows how lucky we are in Dorset:
 

9:28am

An update if you're heading west today:

 

9:28am

So here's the official word from the Environment Agency about what today's going to look like:

Southerly gales will affect south facing coasts of southwest England and south and west Wales during Friday evening, moving east along English Channel coasts overnight into Saturday.

After a short lull, winds will increase from the southwest during the course of Saturday with severe gales affecting coastal districts, bringing gusts of 60-70 mph and isolated 80 mph at the most exposed locations within the Amber warning area.

Large waves are also expected to affect southwest facing coasts. Further inland, gusts of 50-60 mph are likely.

The public should be prepared for disruption to transport and locally to power supplies, particularly when combined with the impacts of heavy rainfall (see heavy rain warnings).

This warning has been updated to extend it into the first part of Sunday and to include western Wales in the yellow area.

9:09am

And here's some news from the rail network

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9:00am

And while we're on the subject of hail, do take care out there - one woman had a lucky escape this morning after her car overturned on the slippery roads

8:57am

Woke up this morning to the sound of hailstones, and massive they were too:

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8:52am

These lovely photographs of Swanage this morning were taken by Sarah Roberts:

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8:49am

The next high tides are at 1.51pm in Poole and 6.38pm at Christchurch.

8:46am

Various roads remain closed or barely passable because of flooding, including:

South Causeway, Wareham

Derritt Lane, Sopley

Avon Causeway

A350 at Blandford

Stony Lane, Burton

Stapehill Road, Ferndown

Burley Road, Winkton

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We'll be keeping this blog updated with travel updates and any incidents during the day.

Let us know of any disruption via newsdesk@bournemouthecho.co.uk, or Tweet us on @bournemouthecho

8:36am

Good morning. The area has been battered again by heavy weather overnight.

Rain, hailstones and strong winds made for a lively night.

The forecast for Saturday is for showers, with winds remaining strong.

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8:45am Sat 8 Feb 14

High Treason says...

This wet weather shows how pig ignorant many motorists are, a complete disregard for other people, creating walls of water by going through water logged roads at speed. Whilst walking my dog I often get soaked by drivers belting through pools of water more than the rainfall.
This wet weather shows how pig ignorant many motorists are, a complete disregard for other people, creating walls of water by going through water logged roads at speed. Whilst walking my dog I often get soaked by drivers belting through pools of water more than the rainfall. High Treason

10:10am Sat 8 Feb 14

Turtlebay says...

That lovely picture of the colourful beach huts should be sent to Judith Plumbley and the council at Christchurch Council!

I bet she's climbing the walls because she can't make them use all one colour!

Good! Stupid idiot!
That lovely picture of the colourful beach huts should be sent to Judith Plumbley and the council at Christchurch Council! I bet she's climbing the walls because she can't make them use all one colour! Good! Stupid idiot! Turtlebay

10:13am Sat 8 Feb 14

Turtlebay says...

Can you stop annotating the pictures with alien code please?

Example: @Bournemouthecho @newforestdc Hightown floods bad again. All considerations for @LindenHomesSE planning app #floods

It's gobledy gook!
Can you stop annotating the pictures with alien code please? Example: @Bournemouthecho @newforestdc Hightown floods bad again. All considerations for @LindenHomesSE planning app #floods It's gobledy gook! Turtlebay

11:27am Sat 8 Feb 14

Old Colonial says...

Turtlebay wrote:
Can you stop annotating the pictures with alien code please?

Example: @Bournemouthecho @newforestdc Hightown floods bad again. All considerations for @LindenHomesSE planning app #floods

It's gobledy gook!
I think this is all part of the new 'soshal meeja' inputs now being used instead of proper journalism.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Can you stop annotating the pictures with alien code please? Example: @Bournemouthecho @newforestdc Hightown floods bad again. All considerations for @LindenHomesSE planning app #floods It's gobledy gook![/p][/quote]I think this is all part of the new 'soshal meeja' inputs now being used instead of proper journalism. Old Colonial

12:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

by the time this clears the kids will be on holiday then no chance of doing anything
by the time this clears the kids will be on holiday then no chance of doing anything chrisii1991

12:46pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Carl Baron says...

If you think the weather and flooding is bad, perhaps you should read this Incredible story it's alleged Somerset Flooding was deliberate act.

@ http://tinyurl.com/m
ad4qs5
If you think the weather and flooding is bad, perhaps you should read this Incredible story it's alleged Somerset Flooding was deliberate act. @ http://tinyurl.com/m ad4qs5 Carl Baron

1:23pm Sat 8 Feb 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

There is no excuse for flooded roads away from rivers it is simply down to poor maintenance by the council, who have a legal responsibility under the: The Flood and Water Management Act to keep surface water drainage clear.
Unfortunately many councils, central government and water companies have cut their budgets year after year and then you add greedy house builders and councils by allowing building on flood plains and this is what you get. Bournemouth Council for example only started having a strategic planning group last year and only started it to comply with government. But what is even worse is that very little action has been taken since the start of the flooding in places where they know it floods and why it floods and still they do nothing!
There is no excuse for flooded roads away from rivers it is simply down to poor maintenance by the council, who have a legal responsibility under the: The Flood and Water Management Act to keep surface water drainage clear. Unfortunately many councils, central government and water companies have cut their budgets year after year and then you add greedy house builders and councils by allowing building on flood plains and this is what you get. Bournemouth Council for example only started having a strategic planning group last year and only started it to comply with government. But what is even worse is that very little action has been taken since the start of the flooding in places where they know it floods and why it floods and still they do nothing! itsneverblackorwhite

3:48pm Sat 8 Feb 14

yasinac says...

Traffic lights at Blackwater are out and road flooded.
Traffic lights at Blackwater are out and road flooded. yasinac

4:24pm Sat 8 Feb 14

fireflier says...

How can we stop these newspaper and tv muppet reporters from giving us the name 'Chiswell' beach when what they really mean is CHESIL????
How can we stop these newspaper and tv muppet reporters from giving us the name 'Chiswell' beach when what they really mean is CHESIL???? fireflier

8:53pm Sat 8 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
There is no excuse for flooded roads away from rivers it is simply down to poor maintenance by the council, who have a legal responsibility under the: The Flood and Water Management Act to keep surface water drainage clear.
Unfortunately many councils, central government and water companies have cut their budgets year after year and then you add greedy house builders and councils by allowing building on flood plains and this is what you get. Bournemouth Council for example only started having a strategic planning group last year and only started it to comply with government. But what is even worse is that very little action has been taken since the start of the flooding in places where they know it floods and why it floods and still they do nothing!
One example is poole park its a disgrace
[quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: There is no excuse for flooded roads away from rivers it is simply down to poor maintenance by the council, who have a legal responsibility under the: The Flood and Water Management Act to keep surface water drainage clear. Unfortunately many councils, central government and water companies have cut their budgets year after year and then you add greedy house builders and councils by allowing building on flood plains and this is what you get. Bournemouth Council for example only started having a strategic planning group last year and only started it to comply with government. But what is even worse is that very little action has been taken since the start of the flooding in places where they know it floods and why it floods and still they do nothing![/p][/quote]One example is poole park its a disgrace chrisii1991

10:35pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Turtlebay says...

fireflier wrote:
How can we stop these newspaper and tv muppet reporters from giving us the name 'Chiswell' beach when what they really mean is CHESIL????
I think the Echo reporters are now from Bulgaria so are completely ignorant of local names and language.
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: How can we stop these newspaper and tv muppet reporters from giving us the name 'Chiswell' beach when what they really mean is CHESIL????[/p][/quote]I think the Echo reporters are now from Bulgaria so are completely ignorant of local names and language. Turtlebay

3:49am Sun 9 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

fireflier wrote:
How can we stop these newspaper and tv muppet reporters from giving us the name 'Chiswell' beach when what they really mean is CHESIL????
I think it is actually chiswell which is a small village at the southern end of CHESIL BEACH
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: How can we stop these newspaper and tv muppet reporters from giving us the name 'Chiswell' beach when what they really mean is CHESIL????[/p][/quote]I think it is actually chiswell which is a small village at the southern end of CHESIL BEACH hamworthygirl

4:58am Sun 9 Feb 14

Ginny nz says...

Lets hope those idiots messing about on the water don't want saving when things go wrong - stupid people !!!!
Lets hope those idiots messing about on the water don't want saving when things go wrong - stupid people !!!! Ginny nz

8:43am Sun 9 Feb 14

queendobby says...

That tree on Derby road has been like that for over a week, why only report it now?? Muppets.
That tree on Derby road has been like that for over a week, why only report it now?? Muppets. queendobby

9:32am Sun 9 Feb 14

Local fan says...

Thank you Daily Echo for this informative and interesting feature.
Thank you Daily Echo for this informative and interesting feature. Local fan

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