Delays on roads and events postponed after heavy rain hits Dorset

VIDEO: Bank Holiday downpours: last day of weekend a washout

Bank Holiday downpours: last day of weekend a washout

Bank Holiday downpours: last day of weekend a washout

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Heavy rain and strong winds put a dampener on the last day of the Bank Holiday weekend with many people preferring to stay at home.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning and in some parts of the county there was more than 30mm of rain.

In Bournemouth the beach by the pier was mostly deserted, except for a few dedicated surfers taking to the waters beneath a foreboding sky.

There were also long delays on A31 and A338 due to heavy traffic leaving the county.

Standing water and driving rain made conditions worse as well.

But the weather didn't bother six-year-old Isaac Guppy or his little sister Eliza, three, who made their own entertainment jumping in the puddles.

Their mother Kara said. “They love playing in the rain. They say there's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.”

Bournemouth Echo:

Holidaymaker Alison Williams had been up at 6am to travel to Bournemouth from Worcester with her son Ryan and daughter Sian.

She said: “We are here to see the air festival next weekend so we are hoping the weather improves. We are determined to go to the beach tomorrow no matter what!”

Dave and Jayne Sharman who had travelled from Stratford on Avon with their dog Molly, were determined to make the best of it too.

Dave said: “Bournemouth is our second home. We love it. Jayne is going shopping and I'm just going to go and have a beer.”

Tom Rendell who works at the Garden Deli in the lower gardens said: “The weekend was quite busy but not surprisingly it has been pretty quiet today - people still seem happy though - at least they've got a day off work.”

Jon Weaver, Bournemouth Tourism, air festival director said: “One wet Bank Holiday Monday is better than we could have expected - we've really had an incredible run of fantastic weather this summer.

"The calendar of entertainment, events and music has been great for the resort. We're really excited about the Air Festival this week and there's still a host of events still to come this year - including Arts by the Sea at the end of September”.

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5:06pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

Rubbish weather in for the week so the air show likely to be a wash out too.
Rubbish weather in for the week so the air show likely to be a wash out too. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go!
Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go! BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

5:46pm Mon 25 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions!
.
We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.
Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions! . We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 10

5:55pm Mon 25 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions!
.
We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.
Ah yes, and soon more cinemas, some more cinemas and then even more cinemas all in glass boxes - just like that last new cinema we just paid £10million to buy and then pulled down.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions! . We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, and soon more cinemas, some more cinemas and then even more cinemas all in glass boxes - just like that last new cinema we just paid £10million to buy and then pulled down. muscliffman
  • Score: 16

6:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go!
Post early for Christmas..
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go![/p][/quote]Post early for Christmas.. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Mon 25 Aug 14

old buffer says...

I hope all the visitors to Bournemouth have had a great time splashing around in the IMAX bomb crater today. Yet another clever idea from our revered council.
I hope all the visitors to Bournemouth have had a great time splashing around in the IMAX bomb crater today. Yet another clever idea from our revered council. old buffer
  • Score: -4

11:38pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Nice here. Sunny, 80-ish, the beaches full. Mary Poppins at the local theater tonight. Bought two litres of Gordon's Gin for 8 quid.

Nice to be here. In southern Maine.
Nice here. Sunny, 80-ish, the beaches full. Mary Poppins at the local theater tonight. Bought two litres of Gordon's Gin for 8 quid. Nice to be here. In southern Maine. Yankee1
  • Score: -1

3:08am Tue 26 Aug 14

504gld says...

They all went to Castlepoint, traffic was solid - after all who wants to trudge around in the rain in town looking at empty units and tatt shops selling Camden Market knockoff union jacks.
They all went to Castlepoint, traffic was solid - after all who wants to trudge around in the rain in town looking at empty units and tatt shops selling Camden Market knockoff union jacks. 504gld
  • Score: 2

5:56am Tue 26 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

Lord Spring wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go!
Post early for Christmas..
Yep........now it's privatised you have a better chance of a delivery by donkey.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go![/p][/quote]Post early for Christmas..[/p][/quote]Yep........now it's privatised you have a better chance of a delivery by donkey. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

7:31am Tue 26 Aug 14

John T says...

Lord Spring wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go!
Post early for Christmas..
And get your turkey now, before they are given the vote by Dave and his populist, bird-brained Government.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Last bank holiday before Christmas. Including this coming weekend,16 weekends to go![/p][/quote]Post early for Christmas..[/p][/quote]And get your turkey now, before they are given the vote by Dave and his populist, bird-brained Government. John T
  • Score: 2

7:37am Tue 26 Aug 14

John T says...

muscliffman wrote:
HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions!
.
We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.
Ah yes, and soon more cinemas, some more cinemas and then even more cinemas all in glass boxes - just like that last new cinema we just paid £10million to buy and then pulled down.
I hope your predictions are as wrong about cinemas as they were about yesterday's weather.
Admit it, for once, you were wrong and the Met Office were completely right in forecasting a Bank Holiday Monday wash-out over a week ago.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions! . We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, and soon more cinemas, some more cinemas and then even more cinemas all in glass boxes - just like that last new cinema we just paid £10million to buy and then pulled down.[/p][/quote]I hope your predictions are as wrong about cinemas as they were about yesterday's weather. Admit it, for once, you were wrong and the Met Office were completely right in forecasting a Bank Holiday Monday wash-out over a week ago. John T
  • Score: 6

8:20am Tue 26 Aug 14

John T says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Nice here. Sunny, 80-ish, the beaches full. Mary Poppins at the local theater tonight. Bought two litres of Gordon's Gin for 8 quid.

Nice to be here. In southern Maine.
The rain in Maine falls mainly on the vain.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Nice here. Sunny, 80-ish, the beaches full. Mary Poppins at the local theater tonight. Bought two litres of Gordon's Gin for 8 quid. Nice to be here. In southern Maine.[/p][/quote]The rain in Maine falls mainly on the vain. John T
  • Score: 8

3:09pm Tue 26 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions!
.
We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.
Ah yes, and soon more cinemas, some more cinemas and then even more cinemas all in glass boxes - just like that last new cinema we just paid £10million to buy and then pulled down.
I hope your predictions are as wrong about cinemas as they were about yesterday's weather.
Admit it, for once, you were wrong and the Met Office were completely right in forecasting a Bank Holiday Monday wash-out over a week ago.
One right out of the many they have got wrong, a day of rain and a little wind doesn't warrant a yellow alert, and now for the air show they are saying anything could happen, have they been got at by the council for scaremongering, don't want to keep the expected hoards away from the air show do we.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Never fear. Tourists will flock from far and wide to visit our other indoor attractions! . We have cinemas, umm... cinemas and ooh cinemas.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, and soon more cinemas, some more cinemas and then even more cinemas all in glass boxes - just like that last new cinema we just paid £10million to buy and then pulled down.[/p][/quote]I hope your predictions are as wrong about cinemas as they were about yesterday's weather. Admit it, for once, you were wrong and the Met Office were completely right in forecasting a Bank Holiday Monday wash-out over a week ago.[/p][/quote]One right out of the many they have got wrong, a day of rain and a little wind doesn't warrant a yellow alert, and now for the air show they are saying anything could happen, have they been got at by the council for scaremongering, don't want to keep the expected hoards away from the air show do we. penhalereturns
  • Score: -5

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