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UPDATE: Flood warnings for Poole and Christchurch after overnight downpours

By Alex Winter

6:40am Monday 4th November 2013

UPDATE: Flood warnings for Poole and Christchurch after overnight downpours

UPDATE: Flood warnings for Poole and Christchurch after overnight downpours

UPDATE: Flood warnings for Poole and Christchurch after overnight downpours

RAIN and wind lashed Dorset on Sunday night as flood warnings remain in place for Poole and Christchurch.

The downpours have not caused any major problems across the area, but Environment Agency flood warnings remain in place for high tide this morning.

Hengistbury Head saw high levels this morning after high tide and water levels are expected to remain high for two hours afterwards.

Residents have been urged to take care just a week after the powerful St Jude storm that brought down trees, sunk boats and caused power cuts across Dorset.

The flood warning by the Environment Agency covers lower Hamworthy and areas including Old Town, the Quay and Hunger Hill.

The warning, which reads that flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken, was in place for high tide on Sunday night at 9pm, and this morning at 9.15am.

It will stand for the two-hour period after the tide comes in.

Flooding is also possible at both Christchurch Harbour at 9.30am today and Poole Harbour at the same time.

A spokesperson from the Met Office said at the weekend: “A frontal zone moving across the Atlantic at the weekend is expected to extend eastwards across southwestern UK late on Sunday, before spreading to the rest of southern England overnight Sunday and through Monday morning.

“Associated rain is likely to be heavy at times with accumulations typically between 10 and 20 mm and locally 30 mm or more. It will also become windy in English Channel coastal areas where gales may develop for a time during Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday.”

A later warning, added to the website yesterday evening, said widespread rain will be heavy in places, and exposed coastlines will face gale-force winds in the early hours of Monday with gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Monday's bad weather is expected to calm by lunchtime, with sun and cloudless skies predicted for early afternoon.

But it will come too late for a giant tree that stood by St Augustin's Church in Wimborne Road, Bournemouth.

Yesterday, a huge branch from the tree fell, blocking part of the main road by the church.

Comments(8)

Comments(8)

chrisii1991 says...
6:26pm Sun 3 Nov 13

Im fed up now. why cant we have a weeks break from this horrid weather?

Hessenford says...
8:34pm Sun 3 Nov 13

chrisii1991 wrote:
Im fed up now. why cant we have a weeks break from this horrid weather?
On the upside while the weather is mild like this it stops the energy companies from ripping us off even further.

i have heard it all now says...
9:17pm Sun 3 Nov 13

Typical Poole Fair weather as they used to say in November,nothing new.

portia6 says...
12:38am Mon 4 Nov 13

Singing in the rain!

Mike R-B says...
10:05am Mon 4 Nov 13

I was under the impression the EU funding had built "flood protection" along Poole Quay.
In reality is it only expensive decorative seating for drinkers and fish & chip eaters

Mike R-B says...
10:05am Mon 4 Nov 13

I was under the impression the EU funding had built "flood protection" along Poole Quay.
In reality is it only expensive decorative seating for drinkers and fish & chip eaters

spooki says...
11:05am Mon 4 Nov 13

Its November! In Britain! Why the surprise at rain/wind?

nickynoodah says...
11:20am Mon 4 Nov 13

I love the wind and rain
coming down from Bridgnorth at the weekend
cant wait to get on a board at Boscombes new reef
I haven't had the pleasure of riding the waves there yet
its my first time I am so exited YIPPEEEEEE
ROLL ON FRIDAY....

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