GALLERY: Flood warnings in place for a second day as high tide meets heavy rainfall

GALLERY: Flood warnings in place for a second day as high tide meets heavy rainfall

The beach and cafe at Rockley Sands, sent in by reader

Flooding at Shore Road. Picture by Chris Skone-Roberts www.lazyblueskies.com

Picture by @SandbanksFerry on Twitter

Pic by Garry Willingham

Workers at Sydenhams take advantage of the tides

Pic by David Sargent on Twitter

First published in News

Flood warnings have been issued for overnight and tomorrow morning as heavy rain coincides with seasonal high tides.

Residents in Swanage and Corfe Castle are being warned that 25mm of rain is likely to fall between 7pm and 1am, causing streams and rivers to burst their banks.

And businesses around Poole Harbour are braced for a second day of flooding at high tide tomorrow lunchtime.

Flooding at the "spring" high tide this morning left Rockley Sands underwater, stopped the Sandbanks Chain Ferry from running and left workers at Sydenhams in Poole sailing through their warehouse.

The beach and cafe at Rockley Sands were under water and completely inaccessible at 11am.

Reader Mark Gilmore sent us this picture of the Sunseeker dock underwater at Poole.

Bournemouth Echo: Poole flooding - high tide

On Bournemouth beach, the council built a sand bank around the new beach wedding hut to stop it being damaged by the water.

 

@bournemouthecho took this picture this morning of @bournemouthbc protecting the wedding beach hut #poolehightide twitter.com/DavidCSargent/…

— David Sargent (@DavidCSargent) October 17, 2012

The Sandbanks ferry was cancelled due to the high tide: 

If anybody thought it was so we could put our feet up, well here is the high tide... @sandbanksferry twitter.com/garphied/statu…

— Gareth Davies (@garphied) October 17, 2012

And Gary Willingham sent us this picture looking out over the watersports lake.

@bournemouthecho view from the back of @fcwatersports and @lizleanpr offices all the piers under the water. twitter.com/gary_willingha…

— Gary Willingham (@gary_willingham) October 17, 2012

Do you have any pictures of flooding this morning? Email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

Harbour Master Brian Murphy said: “There's a high tide. Combined with the effect of the wind, you are potentially going to get some flooding of the coastline and areas around the harbour.

“We get it now and again and this week we've had a few alerts. We've got some water lying over one of the quays, but it's caused no problems at all in the port.”

He explained that tides were often higher and lower than usual around the time of the equinoxes when the moon's gravity has its greatest effect.

Mr Murphy warned people going out on the water to be careful. “There has been a lot more water in the harbour so the ebb tide gets stronger,” he said.

A spokesperson for the Borough of Poole said the only report it had received of flooding this morning had been caused by an outfall in Hazelbury Road, Creekmoor.

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2:14pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Humf says...

The picture on shore road is next to the site of the new Tescos I think.

A glimmer of hope that it may get washed away when it opens perhaps ?!
The picture on shore road is next to the site of the new Tescos I think. A glimmer of hope that it may get washed away when it opens perhaps ?! Humf
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4:09pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Arthur Maureen says...

Thank the lord for Chris Scone Roberts and his roving camera!
Thank the lord for Chris Scone Roberts and his roving camera! Arthur Maureen
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4:25pm Wed 17 Oct 12

MikeFrench says...

I blame that nutter that freefalled from 24 miles up............
I blame that nutter that freefalled from 24 miles up............ MikeFrench
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5:00pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Humf says...

I think I must have missed the article about it but is the garden shed next to the bulldozer in picture no.6 the "chapel of love, get married on the beach" shed ?!

Jaysus, do they have to move the lawnmower and bbq out of it before anyone gets married ?!
I think I must have missed the article about it but is the garden shed next to the bulldozer in picture no.6 the "chapel of love, get married on the beach" shed ?! Jaysus, do they have to move the lawnmower and bbq out of it before anyone gets married ?! Humf
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5:45pm Wed 17 Oct 12

BarrHumbug says...

I love the picture of Shore Road, "Car Park Full" You can say that again :-D
I love the picture of Shore Road, "Car Park Full" You can say that again :-D BarrHumbug
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8:34pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

All that salt contaminated wood at Sydenhams will be thrown away then - before it ends up in any building projects............
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All that salt contaminated wood at Sydenhams will be thrown away then - before it ends up in any building projects............ ... Letcommonsenseprevail
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6:54am Thu 18 Oct 12

Phixer says...

"..... are being warned that 25mm of rain is likely to fall...."


106mm of rain fell in Singapore yesterday afternoon and, guess what, life went on. Amazing!
"..... are being warned that 25mm of rain is likely to fall...." 106mm of rain fell in Singapore yesterday afternoon and, guess what, life went on. Amazing! Phixer
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10:36am Thu 18 Oct 12

fossilmole says...

Harry Redknapp and his mates at Sandbanks will be wanting us taxpayers to build dykes around his £million investment I suppose.
Harry Redknapp and his mates at Sandbanks will be wanting us taxpayers to build dykes around his £million investment I suppose. fossilmole
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12:08pm Thu 18 Oct 12

stevobath says...

Phixer wrote:
"..... are being warned that 25mm of rain is likely to fall...."


106mm of rain fell in Singapore yesterday afternoon and, guess what, life went on. Amazing!
Ah, but that was 'the correct type of rain'.We dont seem to get that kind of rain in UK...whatever it is?

Its a bit like when we get snow.In Scotland life genrally goes on,albeit at a different pace.In UK everything seems to grind to a halt?
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: "..... are being warned that 25mm of rain is likely to fall...." 106mm of rain fell in Singapore yesterday afternoon and, guess what, life went on. Amazing![/p][/quote]Ah, but that was 'the correct type of rain'.We dont seem to get that kind of rain in UK...whatever it is? Its a bit like when we get snow.In Scotland life genrally goes on,albeit at a different pace.In UK everything seems to grind to a halt? stevobath
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12:10pm Thu 18 Oct 12

stevobath says...

fossilmole wrote:
Harry Redknapp and his mates at Sandbanks will be wanting us taxpayers to build dykes around his £million investment I suppose.
Just get a load to link arms? ;)
[quote][p][bold]fossilmole[/bold] wrote: Harry Redknapp and his mates at Sandbanks will be wanting us taxpayers to build dykes around his £million investment I suppose.[/p][/quote]Just get a load to link arms? ;) stevobath
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1:25pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Bob49 says...

I wonder how many couples have actually 'wed in the shed'

And would it not be a better idea to simply take it off the beach for the winter ?

Any sand wall they put up will just be washed away after a few tides
I wonder how many couples have actually 'wed in the shed' And would it not be a better idea to simply take it off the beach for the winter ? Any sand wall they put up will just be washed away after a few tides Bob49
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1:45pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Jammydodg says...

High tides at certain times of the year along the coast and in Poole Harbour are nothing new. In the past, the water used to flood up West Quay Road as far as Barber's Piles. There was many a time that we had to go and block off our gran's front door from the flooding!
High tides at certain times of the year along the coast and in Poole Harbour are nothing new. In the past, the water used to flood up West Quay Road as far as Barber's Piles. There was many a time that we had to go and block off our gran's front door from the flooding! Jammydodg
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