Gales and heavy rain forecast for Wednesday

By Ross Findon

Monday, February 3, 2014


GALES and heavy rain are expected to hit parts of the country, including the Isle of Wight, on Wednesday, the Met Office has warned.

It has issued a yellow 'be alert' warning, in effect for most of Wednesday.

"Gales accompanied by heavy rain will continue northeastwards overnight, the gales swinging into the west by morning but still with the potential for gusts to around 70mph in coastal areas, possibly 80 mph in the far southwest.

"Inland gusts to around 60 mph are likely. A gradual change to more showery conditions is expected on Wednesday but still with some longer spells of rain, which could mean that some areas see accumulations of 20 to 30mm in 24 hours, perhaps even 40mm over southwestern hills.  

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from either the wind or rain elements in this warning, which have almost equal prominence during this period. "Additionally, large waves and high tides mean a further risk of flooding in some coastal areas," it warned.

The chief forecaster added: "Another very deep area of low pressure will swing bands of rain and strong winds across the entire country on Wednesday, with impacts focused in southern and western areas."



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by Keven Ball

7th February 2014, at 18:06:36

Again it is Keven, try and get it right!

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by Keven Ball

7th February 2014, at 18:06:08

There goes Baz stating nothing...

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by Mike Crowe

4th February 2014, at 08:36:36

Mr Jacks. Just mark my words.

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by Russell Palin

3rd February 2014, at 20:27:04

Hanover point Sea Mark has got a lean it may go soon. Like a Needle once gone.....

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by Baz Taylor

3rd February 2014, at 20:14:01

There goes Kavan, stating the obvious!

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by neil jacks

3rd February 2014, at 19:24:09

Ha ha, Lets hope so mike..

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by Mike Crowe

3rd February 2014, at 16:52:05


Just think, next July, August and September, when we are "suffering" under the sun during the hottest Summer for years and there has been a hose pipe ban in force for months, we will look back and laugh and ask why the water was not saved some how or other!!


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by Keven Ball

3rd February 2014, at 16:14:58

Again, be careful when and about in bad weather.

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