Rain warnings for the sw

(46 Posts)
OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 18-Dec-12 19:15:04

from the met office

I'm afraid further flooding seems inevitable sad

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 18-Dec-12 19:52:24

Bump

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 18-Dec-12 20:39:47

I'll bump again!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 18-Dec-12 21:14:19

By Monday some very high rainfall totals indeed.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 18-Dec-12 21:58:43

Well, good night smile

BadRoly Tue 18-Dec-12 22:00:42

That'll be why they were out sweeping up leaves and clearing the gutters with a vengeance today then!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 18-Dec-12 22:22:55

Blimey, a sensible reaction from a council. Very impressive!

zandy Tue 18-Dec-12 22:28:26

At least lots of people will be off school and work for the Christmas break, so it won't be quite so devastating as it could be. (positive :D )

TwoSillyHatsWithBellsOn Tue 18-Dec-12 22:42:50

I think it's got to the point where severe rain just seems like normal weather we've had so much of it lately, I'll be wearing my wellies tomorrow but can't think of any other contingency plans. If I lived somewhere flood-prone I'd be dusting off the sandbags again. sad Really hope this weather doesn't spoil Christmas for too many people.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Wed 19-Dec-12 07:47:27

Twosilly, you are very right, people are just getting used to it. I know though that there are mners who do get flooding and I'm hoping that they've been able to prepare for it.
It looks pretty worrying this morning I'm afraid with some parts of the SW perhaps seeing over 100mm by the end of Saturday. That is a lot for saturated ground.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Wed 19-Dec-12 07:49:59

Other good contingency plans include simply clearing gutters and run offs from leaves and checking your air bricks. (Temporary sandbags can be made out of carrier bags and earth to block airbricks that look like they are submerging) also of course if you are in a vulnerable area, moving important things away from the ground floor, locating insurance docs, charging mobiles, having a back up plan for pets.

LillethTheCat Wed 19-Dec-12 17:19:58

Can I ask about the North East and flooding? My road has been flooded twice in the past 4 months or so. My postcode on BBC weather suggests its going to rain nonstop from now until Friday. Normally I wouldn't be so bothered, but on a Thursday night I travel 45 mins each way to do a qualification and tomorrow we have an exam which I really can't miss. Is it going to rain bad in the North East (Co. Durham/Yorkshire border) or is it just going to be light rain just ongoing? Im worried I wont be able to go and therefore have to forfeit my exam and pay a further £100 (which I can't really afford - well can, but the new carpet will have to wait) to take it another time. So any news about the rain in my area please.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Wed 19-Dec-12 17:39:58

Lilleth, I'm afraid it's not great news. I think you could see in the region of around 20-30mm of rain tomorrow. Can you leave earlier in the day? Normally I hate the thought of people making decisions based on what I say in case I wrong, but if you can make things easier getting there tomorrow, then that is what I would do, even if it is being over cautious.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Wed 19-Dec-12 17:45:06

You aren't going up into the hills are you? The met office are warning of snow above 500m.

LillethTheCat Wed 19-Dec-12 18:24:01

Thanks Kitten. No Im not in the high hills. I leave late afternoon and there is no reason why I can't leave early, though of course I have to get home again traveling between 9 and 10PM.

OYBBK, my mums meant to be coming to London for Christmas. She's in Exeter- she was intending to get a train here on Monday- but I know the line was closed before when there was flooding?!

Please tell me the rain is going to ease off!?

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Wed 19-Dec-12 19:02:49

Friday isn't bad, but Saturday is concerning I'm afraid.
They've been doing some preventative work on the line I think??

Hope so! Argh, well, hope for the best.

If it was snow instead of rain I would be so happy. I think we are going to have a disappointing winter like last year- 2 days of lovely snow and thats your lot.

Bloody rain... <grumbles off>

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 20-Dec-12 11:20:27
BadRoly Thu 20-Dec-12 13:14:45

LordFlasheart - dh is due to be coming home this evening from London to Truro. As yet there are me reports of problems on the line. I realise it is early days yet but ok so far...

BadRoly Thu 20-Dec-12 13:15:38

*by train I mean, it would be irrelevant to you if he were driving smile

Thanks- I'm keepng an eye on the waether reports!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 20-Dec-12 18:44:00

No change in the picture. Saturday looks awful but Sunday dries up before the next onslaught that night.

amber warnings out

Lots and lots of flooding here in Cornwall. More rain on its way in now I think and no idea where it's going to go. There are new rivers forming before our very eyes as water from the hills is running off and down through our village to the sea. Lots of landslips too so it's not great out there. Anyone planning on coming to Cornwall for Christmas check your route carefully.

Goldensunnydays81 Sat 22-Dec-12 17:02:24

The village next to me in Devon is flooded very sad for all the people living there and all the shop owners too! hmm

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