Storm clear-up continues - but more weather warnings issued for Dorset this week

Bournemouth Echo: Storm clear-up continues - but more weather warnings issued this week Storm clear-up continues - but more weather warnings issued this week

A CLEAR-UP following last week’s storms is underway across Dorset today but more unsettled weather is predicted this week.

The Met Office has yellow warnings for rain in place for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

A spokesperson said: “Further spells of rain, heavy at times, and accompanied by strong winds are expected during Monday night and Tuesday.

“The public should be aware of the risk of further disruption due to flooding.”

The chief forecaster added: “Another area of low pressure and its associated fronts are likely to affect the UK during Monday night and Tuesday, bringing a further spell of heavy rain and strong winds, particularly to southern areas.

“There remains considerably uncertainty in the track and timing of this low pressure system, but 10 to 20 mm rainfall is likely quite widely, with over 30mm possible across parts of South Wales and southwest England.

“With ongoing flooding in some places, any further rain will only add to the problems. Very gusty winds may be an added hazard in places.”

Regarding the weather conditions on Wednesday and Thursday, the forecaster added: “Another Atlantic depression is expected to bring a spell of heavy rainfall and strong winds to parts of the UK later on Wednesday, perhaps lasting into Thursday.

“The track and intensity of the depression is currently very uncertain, meaning that confidence in rainfall amounts and distribution across the UK is low.

“However, southern and western parts of England and Wales look most likely to see further heavy rainfall. Falling soon after earlier widespread rainfall, the cumulative effects of these weather systems are likely to exacerbate the current flooding situation. This Alert will be updated over the coming days.”

Check out all our stories on the recent stormy weather in our weather section

This morning the Avon Causeway re-opened after a weekend closure due to high water levels, as well as Shore Road in Swanage, which has been closed since Wednesday due to high tides and stormy conditions.

Wareham South Causeway has also reopened with Borough of Poole working to clear the prom this morning.

Stapehill Road and Stony Lane in Burton both remain closed.

A large buoy washed up on Sandbanks beach was recovered this morning.

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1:18pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Townee says...

Now the Thames has hit record levels we will see the rich people who live on the banks squealing and I wonder how long this government will take to help them.
Now the Thames has hit record levels we will see the rich people who live on the banks squealing and I wonder how long this government will take to help them. Townee
  • Score: 7

2:28pm Mon 10 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

Townee wrote:
Now the Thames has hit record levels we will see the rich people who live on the banks squealing and I wonder how long this government will take to help them.
Remarkably quickly it seems - heavens, can't have Datchett under water, Eton is just down the road old boy...
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Now the Thames has hit record levels we will see the rich people who live on the banks squealing and I wonder how long this government will take to help them.[/p][/quote]Remarkably quickly it seems - heavens, can't have Datchett under water, Eton is just down the road old boy... whataboutthat
  • Score: 6

2:41pm Mon 10 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

I thought that, Somerset had been underwater for over a month before any action was taken, along the Thames the water level only has to reach the bank and the army and navy are out in force!
I thought that, Somerset had been underwater for over a month before any action was taken, along the Thames the water level only has to reach the bank and the army and navy are out in force! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Mon 10 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
I thought that, Somerset had been underwater for over a month before any action was taken, along the Thames the water level only has to reach the bank and the army and navy are out in force!
I agree completely.

I have been away for the weekend and was astounded by the press coverage because this time it is the Thames and suddenly it is top story on all news channels.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: I thought that, Somerset had been underwater for over a month before any action was taken, along the Thames the water level only has to reach the bank and the army and navy are out in force![/p][/quote]I agree completely. I have been away for the weekend and was astounded by the press coverage because this time it is the Thames and suddenly it is top story on all news channels. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

9:36pm Mon 10 Feb 14

SUZIE001 says...

It's absolutely disgusting how the Somerset people have had to cope on their for so long before they had help. Thames flooded now and help is there within hours! Outrageous
It's absolutely disgusting how the Somerset people have had to cope on their for so long before they had help. Thames flooded now and help is there within hours! Outrageous SUZIE001
  • Score: 3

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