Brollies at the ready: Met Office issues warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms

Brollies at the ready: Met Office issues yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms

Brollies at the ready: Met Office issues yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms for Dorset today.

The 'be aware' warning, which is valid from just after 12 noon today until 9pm this evening, says: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms, already scattered across some western areas, will become more widespread during the day.

"The focus of the heaviest downpours will tend to shift eastwards by late afternoon and evening, allowing some improvement across the western slice of the warning area. The public should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding, with the added hazard of lightning in some areas.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "An unstable and moist flow across southern parts of Britain will provide the basis for some intense showers through today, and with the winds lighter than recent days, these will last longer where they do occur, perhaps producing in excess of 30 mm of rain in 2 or 3 hours in a few localities. But as so often happens on showery days, some places will escape the worst."

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11:24am Thu 14 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

Four days between pointless nicely coloured weather alerts, this might be the longest gap since 2014 Met Office records began!
Four days between pointless nicely coloured weather alerts, this might be the longest gap since 2014 Met Office records began! muscliffman
  • Score: -33

1:02pm Thu 14 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

muscliffman wrote:
Four days between pointless nicely coloured weather alerts, this might be the longest gap since 2014 Met Office records began!
They have to justify their salary somehow I suppose, its a shame they don't get paid on correct prediction only.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Four days between pointless nicely coloured weather alerts, this might be the longest gap since 2014 Met Office records began![/p][/quote]They have to justify their salary somehow I suppose, its a shame they don't get paid on correct prediction only. penhalereturns
  • Score: -27

1:05pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Ere we go again, coloured alerts all over the place, its just rain and perhaps we will get a little thunder, give it a rest for goodness sake.
Ere we go again, coloured alerts all over the place, its just rain and perhaps we will get a little thunder, give it a rest for goodness sake. Hessenford
  • Score: -27

1:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

flipflops says...

I dread to think what would happen if anyone got wet through lack of met office "warnings". it just doesn't bear thinking about.
I dread to think what would happen if anyone got wet through lack of met office "warnings". it just doesn't bear thinking about. flipflops
  • Score: -21

1:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Panic!!!!!!!
Panic!!!!!!! bobthedestroyer
  • Score: -11

1:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't. beachcomber1
  • Score: 37

1:19pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Haha and the same moaning minnies would be the first to complain there weren't any!
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Haha and the same moaning minnies would be the first to complain there weren't any! ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: 48

1:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least. Hessenford
  • Score: -28

1:48pm Thu 14 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

Hessenford wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.
you've probably gone through your life without the need for any number of things other people find useful. does that mean they are also unneeded and unnecessary? such breathtaking egocentricity! lol
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.[/p][/quote]you've probably gone through your life without the need for any number of things other people find useful. does that mean they are also unneeded and unnecessary? such breathtaking egocentricity! lol beachcomber1
  • Score: 32

1:52pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Stereotyped says...

Oh my god, it literally just rained a little bit... would never expect that in England. If it wasn't for these amazing weather warnings I would have got quite a shock...
Oh my god, it literally just rained a little bit... would never expect that in England. If it wasn't for these amazing weather warnings I would have got quite a shock... Stereotyped
  • Score: -19

2:54pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.
you've probably gone through your life without the need for any number of things other people find useful. does that mean they are also unneeded and unnecessary? such breathtaking egocentricity! lol
Life is what you make it, I have no need of the nanny state, I am aware that I get wet when it rains, I can also see water rising in the event of floods, I know the dangers of high winds and lightening, you are correct, I have gone through life without the need for quite a few things that others may find useful, mainly because I know how to look after myself, I don't need some jerk off telling me I will get wet when it rains or to have brollies at the ready, this country has become full of zombies who cant look after themselves unless their told what to do and when to do it, very sad.
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.[/p][/quote]you've probably gone through your life without the need for any number of things other people find useful. does that mean they are also unneeded and unnecessary? such breathtaking egocentricity! lol[/p][/quote]Life is what you make it, I have no need of the nanny state, I am aware that I get wet when it rains, I can also see water rising in the event of floods, I know the dangers of high winds and lightening, you are correct, I have gone through life without the need for quite a few things that others may find useful, mainly because I know how to look after myself, I don't need some jerk off telling me I will get wet when it rains or to have brollies at the ready, this country has become full of zombies who cant look after themselves unless their told what to do and when to do it, very sad. Hessenford
  • Score: -38

3:17pm Thu 14 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

It certainly seems like somebody supporting these brainless 'alerts' and the Met Office muppets has plenty of time on their hands!

Confusing though isn't it, because TV News is now forecasting only a low to moderate chance of any rain for this area later today.

I think I shall stick to occasionally looking out the window where oddly at present (15:15hrs) the sun is shining and it's dry.
It certainly seems like somebody supporting these brainless 'alerts' and the Met Office muppets has plenty of time on their hands! Confusing though isn't it, because TV News is now forecasting only a low to moderate chance of any rain for this area later today. I think I shall stick to occasionally looking out the window where oddly at present (15:15hrs) the sun is shining and it's dry. muscliffman
  • Score: -38

4:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

John T says...

Hessenford wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.
From the normal tone of your comments, some may think it has affected you.....but that's a matter of opinion, of course, and I sometimes wonder if you allow others to have an opinion!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.[/p][/quote]From the normal tone of your comments, some may think it has affected you.....but that's a matter of opinion, of course, and I sometimes wonder if you allow others to have an opinion! John T
  • Score: 29

4:42pm Thu 14 Aug 14

John T says...

Judging by the number of thumbs up or down for nearly all of the comments on this thread, I forecast a short-lived downpour of votes for this comment and,at the same time, issue a white warning for early surrender to whoever is rigging the OHEC's foolproof voting system.
Judging by the number of thumbs up or down for nearly all of the comments on this thread, I forecast a short-lived downpour of votes for this comment and,at the same time, issue a white warning for early surrender to whoever is rigging the OHEC's foolproof voting system. John T
  • Score: 3

4:52pm Thu 14 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Hessenford wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.
I take it you have at some stage in your life then, assuming you do go outside, watched or listened to a weather report in preparation for some sort of outdoor event?

Your quite happy for their advice when they tell you its going to be fine for that BBQ your planning at the weekend or you might want to take a brolly to that wedding you've been invited to but as soon as they issue a weather warning your suddenly all knowledgable and have no need for their advice?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.[/p][/quote]I take it you have at some stage in your life then, assuming you do go outside, watched or listened to a weather report in preparation for some sort of outdoor event? Your quite happy for their advice when they tell you its going to be fine for that BBQ your planning at the weekend or you might want to take a brolly to that wedding you've been invited to but as soon as they issue a weather warning your suddenly all knowledgable and have no need for their advice? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 15

5:09pm Thu 14 Aug 14

flipflops says...

I notice an impressive amount of thumbs down. I think someone doesn't like the truth
I notice an impressive amount of thumbs down. I think someone doesn't like the truth flipflops
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Thu 14 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

Latest 'yellow weather alert' update from north Bournemouth and guess what? The sun is still shining!

But then this is the same Met Office that predicted last winter was going to be exceptionally dry........
Latest 'yellow weather alert' update from north Bournemouth and guess what? The sun is still shining! But then this is the same Met Office that predicted last winter was going to be exceptionally dry........ muscliffman
  • Score: -21

7:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

John T wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
beachcomber1 wrote:
what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.
From the normal tone of your comments, some may think it has affected you.....but that's a matter of opinion, of course, and I sometimes wonder if you allow others to have an opinion!
As you have commented on Hessenfords post It is plainly obvious that he hasn't stopped you having an opinion, so your post is really quite stupid.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: what if they didn't issue any warnings and there was massive flooding? damned if they do, damned if they don't.[/p][/quote]Then perhaps its best they say nothing, I've gone through my life without any need of met office warnings and it hasn't affected me in the least.[/p][/quote]From the normal tone of your comments, some may think it has affected you.....but that's a matter of opinion, of course, and I sometimes wonder if you allow others to have an opinion![/p][/quote]As you have commented on Hessenfords post It is plainly obvious that he hasn't stopped you having an opinion, so your post is really quite stupid. penhalereturns
  • Score: -17

7:47pm Thu 14 Aug 14

master plan says...

The last week and a half has seen many of these weather warnings yet rarely seen a down poor as for hurricane Bertha I've felt stronger winds with no weather warnings. I did read about a heat wave for the end of August but that seems have slipped of the raider!
The last week and a half has seen many of these weather warnings yet rarely seen a down poor as for hurricane Bertha I've felt stronger winds with no weather warnings. I did read about a heat wave for the end of August but that seems have slipped of the raider! master plan
  • Score: -19

9:17pm Thu 14 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

master plan wrote:
The last week and a half has seen many of these weather warnings yet rarely seen a down poor as for hurricane Bertha I've felt stronger winds with no weather warnings. I did read about a heat wave for the end of August but that seems have slipped of the raider!
We have had a couple of downpours today for less than an hour in total, no thunder storms of floods, the met office said in July that the heatwave was going to continue right through August so not really a very good record so far bearing in mind the technology in use these days, quite frankly the forecasts were more accurate when the weatherman on tv used magnets to show the sun and rain, except of course for the slight error in 1987 by Michael Fish.
[quote][p][bold]master plan[/bold] wrote: The last week and a half has seen many of these weather warnings yet rarely seen a down poor as for hurricane Bertha I've felt stronger winds with no weather warnings. I did read about a heat wave for the end of August but that seems have slipped of the raider![/p][/quote]We have had a couple of downpours today for less than an hour in total, no thunder storms of floods, the met office said in July that the heatwave was going to continue right through August so not really a very good record so far bearing in mind the technology in use these days, quite frankly the forecasts were more accurate when the weatherman on tv used magnets to show the sun and rain, except of course for the slight error in 1987 by Michael Fish. penhalereturns
  • Score: -27

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