Remants of Hurricane Bertha hit Hampshire, with heavy rain expected throughout the day

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected throughout the day

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected throughout the day

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HEAVY rain and winds of up to 60mph are battering Hampshire as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit the South Coast.

Torrential rain is set to lash the county for much of today with a Met Office yellow weather warning now in place until 8pm.

The agency says today’s severe weather could “disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous”.

More than 50mm of rainfall could fall by the end of the day, while winds could reach 60mph across the coast.

There are currently no Environment Agency flood alerts for Hampshire, although there are reports of flooding at Coxford Road in Southampton, near to the junction with Birch Road.

The extreme weather has led to the organisers of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, which was due to start at Cowes today, to postpone the event.

Originally they deceided to re-route the event so the yahcts set off towards the east in an anti-clockwise route, the opposite way to originally planned.

But now they have put back the start until 9am tomorrow.

The storm is the remnants of Hurricane Bertha, which hit the Caribbean last Monday before dissipating over the Atlantic Ocean.

Daily Echo:

Heavy rain on the A31 in the New Forest this morning.

Craig Woolhouse, the Environment Agency’s flood risk manager, said: “Widespread heavy rain on Sunday may lead to localised surface water flooding in some parts of England.

“On Sunday and Monday a combination of high spring tides and strong westerly winds bring a risk of large waves and spray and possible flooding to the south west coast of England and along the Severn Estuary.

“The unseasonal low pressure system looks set to sweep up from the south west, through the Midlands and, towards the Humber from the early hours of Sunday morning.

“We advise people to keep themselves informed by checking flood warnings on the Environment Agency website and listening to local radio.

“If you’re travelling to or from holiday then check your flood risk before setting off and don’t drive through flood waters.

“If you’re by the coast then stay safe, keep clear of promenades and don’t be tempted to put yourself at risk.”

Brittany Ferries cancelled its four fast-craft catamaran services between Portsmouth and Le Havre and Cherbourg in France.

However, it said all passengers would be able to travel on its conventional ferry services which are operating normally.

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9:45am Sun 10 Aug 14

noodlesnewman says...

geoengineeringwatch.
org !
geoengineeringwatch. org ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: -8

9:51am Sun 10 Aug 14

dragonflykate says...

What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?
What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ? dragonflykate
  • Score: 41

10:02am Sun 10 Aug 14

sparkster says...

I quite agree, there's nothing wrong with kids watching the waves but at a safe distance, it only takes a second for a wave to wash them away
I quite agree, there's nothing wrong with kids watching the waves but at a safe distance, it only takes a second for a wave to wash them away sparkster
  • Score: 25

10:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

Anything can happen in the blink of an eye the trouble is some people are so stupid they let their kids get away with anything and one second their here the next their not
Anything can happen in the blink of an eye the trouble is some people are so stupid they let their kids get away with anything and one second their here the next their not Kirsty666
  • Score: 32

11:05am Sun 10 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

The photo is well out of order isn't it? Two little children standing near the edge with big waves. Yes DE 'Outdoor activities can be dangerous' if not fatal.
The photo is well out of order isn't it? Two little children standing near the edge with big waves. Yes DE 'Outdoor activities can be dangerous' if not fatal. excusemoi
  • Score: 3

11:05am Sun 10 Aug 14

Yorkyboy22 says...

The weather hardly amounted to anything and it will be sunny and warm this afternoon. Big Bertha my ars3!!
The weather hardly amounted to anything and it will be sunny and warm this afternoon. Big Bertha my ars3!! Yorkyboy22
  • Score: 7

11:17am Sun 10 Aug 14

Stubs says...

We're these photos taken back in January.
We're these photos taken back in January. Stubs
  • Score: 2

11:23am Sun 10 Aug 14

forest hump says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
geoengineeringwatch.

org !
Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: geoengineeringwatch. org ![/p][/quote]Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe. forest hump
  • Score: 8

11:27am Sun 10 Aug 14

forest hump says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
geoengineeringwatch.

org !
Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: geoengineeringwatch. org ![/p][/quote]Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe. forest hump
  • Score: 0

11:37am Sun 10 Aug 14

freefinker says...

forest hump wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
geoengineeringwatch.


org !
Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.
.. as you may remember fh, I'm quite a greeny myself and you have told me many a time to get back to my cave.
But on this I completely agree; noodlesnewman is a complete and utter conspiracy lunatic who talks total bo11ocks.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: geoengineeringwatch. org ![/p][/quote]Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.[/p][/quote].. as you may remember fh, I'm quite a greeny myself and you have told me many a time to get back to my cave. But on this I completely agree; noodlesnewman is a complete and utter conspiracy lunatic who talks total bo11ocks. freefinker
  • Score: 11

11:43am Sun 10 Aug 14

Bonjovigirl says...

Just checking if 'Bertha' visited you in Hampshire as she just skipped over Dorset ! Lot of fuss over nothing as usual !!
Just checking if 'Bertha' visited you in Hampshire as she just skipped over Dorset ! Lot of fuss over nothing as usual !! Bonjovigirl
  • Score: 6

11:48am Sun 10 Aug 14

dango says...

here's where the photo came from.
http://www.worcester
news.co.uk/news/1109
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here's where the photo came from. http://www.worcester news.co.uk/news/1109 8771.Sixth_form_phot ographer_makes_waves _at_competition/ dango
  • Score: 3

11:49am Sun 10 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

It's sunny now I was expecting a storm with torrential rain all day...... Disappointed!!
It's sunny now I was expecting a storm with torrential rain all day...... Disappointed!! Kirsty666
  • Score: 3

12:24pm Sun 10 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

Total over reaction by the Met Office and British media sources. Yes, it rained, yes, it was a bit windy and yes, there was some thunder but just after noon in Totton and there are blue skies and sunshine. Ever since the Michael "no hurricane" Fish episode in 1987 when the Met Office got things seriously wrong, we now have to endure endless forecasts and warnings which often amount to nothing at all other than preaching doom and gloom. We can't change the weather and it seems that, with all that modern technology, we can't predict it either. Let's get back to using common sense and hand a piece of seaweed by the back door.
Total over reaction by the Met Office and British media sources. Yes, it rained, yes, it was a bit windy and yes, there was some thunder but just after noon in Totton and there are blue skies and sunshine. Ever since the Michael "no hurricane" Fish episode in 1987 when the Met Office got things seriously wrong, we now have to endure endless forecasts and warnings which often amount to nothing at all other than preaching doom and gloom. We can't change the weather and it seems that, with all that modern technology, we can't predict it either. Let's get back to using common sense and hand a piece of seaweed by the back door. eurogordi
  • Score: 11

12:45pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dans_t16s says...

Yet again the Met Office crying Wolf.

We had some rain from about 6am until 10am, but nothing more than usual. Now the sun is out, the sky is blue, wind is almost non existent.

This is on the south coast where they've been telling us all week we will be hit hard with rain, or v.strong winds if it tracks north of us.

Nothing to worry about AGAIN. Zilch, Zip.

They cry wolf so much now just to cover their arses than they've lost what little credibility they had.
Yet again the Met Office crying Wolf. We had some rain from about 6am until 10am, but nothing more than usual. Now the sun is out, the sky is blue, wind is almost non existent. This is on the south coast where they've been telling us all week we will be hit hard with rain, or v.strong winds if it tracks north of us. Nothing to worry about AGAIN. Zilch, Zip. They cry wolf so much now just to cover their arses than they've lost what little credibility they had. dans_t16s
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Sun 10 Aug 14

sparkster says...

Yes but dont forget that **** Fish who said back in 1987 we werent having a hurricane, of course they have to cover themselves, id sooner be warned and nothing happen than not be warned and something does happen. We've had torrential rain high winds and thunder and lightning too so we probably have had the remnants of Bertha
Yes but dont forget that **** Fish who said back in 1987 we werent having a hurricane, of course they have to cover themselves, id sooner be warned and nothing happen than not be warned and something does happen. We've had torrential rain high winds and thunder and lightning too so we probably have had the remnants of Bertha sparkster
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Sun 10 Aug 14

kingkong 1 says...

Trouble is when they predict a big one, and it actually hits, nobody will be ready.
Trouble is when they predict a big one, and it actually hits, nobody will be ready. kingkong 1
  • Score: 7

3:22pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Ellwood says...

eurogordi wrote:
Total over reaction by the Met Office and British media sources. Yes, it rained, yes, it was a bit windy and yes, there was some thunder but just after noon in Totton and there are blue skies and sunshine. Ever since the Michael "no hurricane" Fish episode in 1987 when the Met Office got things seriously wrong, we now have to endure endless forecasts and warnings which often amount to nothing at all other than preaching doom and gloom. We can't change the weather and it seems that, with all that modern technology, we can't predict it either. Let's get back to using common sense and hand a piece of seaweed by the back door.
.............. agreed EG............ Weather prediction and Climate Sciences are on a par with Astrology atm. Weather forecasters & 'Climate Scientists' (in particular) with their 'hockey-stick' graphs... dodgy computer modelling and various other parlour tricks, ought to have attach the statement, that their analysis is based upon nothing more than speculation and conjecture.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Total over reaction by the Met Office and British media sources. Yes, it rained, yes, it was a bit windy and yes, there was some thunder but just after noon in Totton and there are blue skies and sunshine. Ever since the Michael "no hurricane" Fish episode in 1987 when the Met Office got things seriously wrong, we now have to endure endless forecasts and warnings which often amount to nothing at all other than preaching doom and gloom. We can't change the weather and it seems that, with all that modern technology, we can't predict it either. Let's get back to using common sense and hand a piece of seaweed by the back door.[/p][/quote].............. agreed EG............ Weather prediction and Climate Sciences are on a par with Astrology atm. Weather forecasters & 'Climate Scientists' (in particular) with their 'hockey-stick' graphs... dodgy computer modelling and various other parlour tricks, ought to have attach the statement, that their analysis is based upon nothing more than speculation and conjecture. Ellwood
  • Score: 10

3:48pm Sun 10 Aug 14

forest hump says...

freefinker wrote:
forest hump wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
geoengineeringwatch.



org !
Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.
.. as you may remember fh, I'm quite a greeny myself and you have told me many a time to get back to my cave.
But on this I completely agree; noodlesnewman is a complete and utter conspiracy lunatic who talks total bo11ocks.
Thanks FF. Although we disagree on some subjects, I do respect that differing opinions are healthy in order to reach sensible, common conclusions. But there are opinions and then sheer lunacy.
Hope you are enjoying the resultant sunshine in spite of reospeedwagon.org or whatever! :)
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: geoengineeringwatch. org ![/p][/quote]Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.[/p][/quote].. as you may remember fh, I'm quite a greeny myself and you have told me many a time to get back to my cave. But on this I completely agree; noodlesnewman is a complete and utter conspiracy lunatic who talks total bo11ocks.[/p][/quote]Thanks FF. Although we disagree on some subjects, I do respect that differing opinions are healthy in order to reach sensible, common conclusions. But there are opinions and then sheer lunacy. Hope you are enjoying the resultant sunshine in spite of reospeedwagon.org or whatever! :) forest hump
  • Score: 3

3:56pm Sun 10 Aug 14

forest hump says...

Ellwood wrote:
eurogordi wrote:
Total over reaction by the Met Office and British media sources. Yes, it rained, yes, it was a bit windy and yes, there was some thunder but just after noon in Totton and there are blue skies and sunshine. Ever since the Michael "no hurricane" Fish episode in 1987 when the Met Office got things seriously wrong, we now have to endure endless forecasts and warnings which often amount to nothing at all other than preaching doom and gloom. We can't change the weather and it seems that, with all that modern technology, we can't predict it either. Let's get back to using common sense and hand a piece of seaweed by the back door.
.............. agreed EG............ Weather prediction and Climate Sciences are on a par with Astrology atm. Weather forecasters & 'Climate Scientists' (in particular) with their 'hockey-stick' graphs... dodgy computer modelling and various other parlour tricks, ought to have attach the statement, that their analysis is based upon nothing more than speculation and conjecture.
Agreed Mr Blues Brother.
Al Gore and his cronies have much to answer for! Love his preaching referring carbon footprints when his own would stomp over most neighbourhoods. His "an inconvenient truth" failed to mention he had pecuniary interests in carbon trading organisations. Very inconvenient! Nothing more than a compulsive liar.
[quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Total over reaction by the Met Office and British media sources. Yes, it rained, yes, it was a bit windy and yes, there was some thunder but just after noon in Totton and there are blue skies and sunshine. Ever since the Michael "no hurricane" Fish episode in 1987 when the Met Office got things seriously wrong, we now have to endure endless forecasts and warnings which often amount to nothing at all other than preaching doom and gloom. We can't change the weather and it seems that, with all that modern technology, we can't predict it either. Let's get back to using common sense and hand a piece of seaweed by the back door.[/p][/quote].............. agreed EG............ Weather prediction and Climate Sciences are on a par with Astrology atm. Weather forecasters & 'Climate Scientists' (in particular) with their 'hockey-stick' graphs... dodgy computer modelling and various other parlour tricks, ought to have attach the statement, that their analysis is based upon nothing more than speculation and conjecture.[/p][/quote]Agreed Mr Blues Brother. Al Gore and his cronies have much to answer for! Love his preaching referring carbon footprints when his own would stomp over most neighbourhoods. His "an inconvenient truth" failed to mention he had pecuniary interests in carbon trading organisations. Very inconvenient! Nothing more than a compulsive liar. forest hump
  • Score: 3

3:59pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Huffter says...

Yorkyboy22 wrote:
The weather hardly amounted to anything and it will be sunny and warm this afternoon. Big Bertha my ars3!!
I've just got soaked through by your sunny and warm weather.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkyboy22[/bold] wrote: The weather hardly amounted to anything and it will be sunny and warm this afternoon. Big Bertha my ars3!![/p][/quote]I've just got soaked through by your sunny and warm weather. Huffter
  • Score: 3

4:03pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Huffter says...

sparkster wrote:
Yes but dont forget that **** Fish who said back in 1987 we werent having a hurricane, of course they have to cover themselves, id sooner be warned and nothing happen than not be warned and something does happen. We've had torrential rain high winds and thunder and lightning too so we probably have had the remnants of Bertha
Michael Fish said, in answer to a viewer's question about a specific hurricane, that it wouldn't affect Britain. It didn't - it was a different hurricane which caused all the damage However, he has earned a forune out of t
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: Yes but dont forget that **** Fish who said back in 1987 we werent having a hurricane, of course they have to cover themselves, id sooner be warned and nothing happen than not be warned and something does happen. We've had torrential rain high winds and thunder and lightning too so we probably have had the remnants of Bertha[/p][/quote]Michael Fish said, in answer to a viewer's question about a specific hurricane, that it wouldn't affect Britain. It didn't - it was a different hurricane which caused all the damage However, he has earned a forune out of t Huffter
  • Score: 3

4:29pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Bingo from Sholing says...

dragonflykate wrote:
What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?
Probably a misleading photograph. The depth of field can often make things look worse than they are. Have you never stood on Weston Shore and watched two ships approaching from opposite directions? They appear to be on a collision course but they are separated by quite a safe distance. I hope that this allays your fears. I am sure the Daily Echo will correct me if I am wrong.
[quote][p][bold]dragonflykate[/bold] wrote: What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?[/p][/quote]Probably a misleading photograph. The depth of field can often make things look worse than they are. Have you never stood on Weston Shore and watched two ships approaching from opposite directions? They appear to be on a collision course but they are separated by quite a safe distance. I hope that this allays your fears. I am sure the Daily Echo will correct me if I am wrong. Bingo from Sholing
  • Score: -3

7:31pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dragonflykate says...

Bingo from Sholing wrote:
dragonflykate wrote:
What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?
Probably a misleading photograph. The depth of field can often make things look worse than they are. Have you never stood on Weston Shore and watched two ships approaching from opposite directions? They appear to be on a collision course but they are separated by quite a safe distance. I hope that this allays your fears. I am sure the Daily Echo will correct me if I am wrong.
I do know about photography and depth of field thank you - but I do also know that some people are stupid enough to think it's funny to put the kids in a dangerous situation stupidly without thinking of the consequences just for a laugh and then our emergency services have to mount a rescue !
[quote][p][bold]Bingo from Sholing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dragonflykate[/bold] wrote: What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?[/p][/quote]Probably a misleading photograph. The depth of field can often make things look worse than they are. Have you never stood on Weston Shore and watched two ships approaching from opposite directions? They appear to be on a collision course but they are separated by quite a safe distance. I hope that this allays your fears. I am sure the Daily Echo will correct me if I am wrong.[/p][/quote]I do know about photography and depth of field thank you - but I do also know that some people are stupid enough to think it's funny to put the kids in a dangerous situation stupidly without thinking of the consequences just for a laugh and then our emergency services have to mount a rescue ! dragonflykate
  • Score: 2

7:35pm Sun 10 Aug 14

solentsunseeker says...

Bingo from Sholing wrote:
dragonflykate wrote:
What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?
Probably a misleading photograph. The depth of field can often make things look worse than they are. Have you never stood on Weston Shore and watched two ships approaching from opposite directions? They appear to be on a collision course but they are separated by quite a safe distance. I hope that this allays your fears. I am sure the Daily Echo will correct me if I am wrong.
Looking at the photo the kids are on the corner of the railings, in the foreground, and the wave breaking is a few feet behind them, but the are facing the incoming waves so the next one could break over them both and sweep them out to sea. This has nothing to do with depth of field which is all about the amount of depth of a photo that is in focus - a shallow depth of field means that only the subject is in focus and background is out of focus.
[quote][p][bold]Bingo from Sholing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dragonflykate[/bold] wrote: What idiot parent sends their children to stand on the edge with waves like that coming over .....when they could get swept off their feet and drown ?[/p][/quote]Probably a misleading photograph. The depth of field can often make things look worse than they are. Have you never stood on Weston Shore and watched two ships approaching from opposite directions? They appear to be on a collision course but they are separated by quite a safe distance. I hope that this allays your fears. I am sure the Daily Echo will correct me if I am wrong.[/p][/quote]Looking at the photo the kids are on the corner of the railings, in the foreground, and the wave breaking is a few feet behind them, but the are facing the incoming waves so the next one could break over them both and sweep them out to sea. This has nothing to do with depth of field which is all about the amount of depth of a photo that is in focus - a shallow depth of field means that only the subject is in focus and background is out of focus. solentsunseeker
  • Score: -1

1:56am Mon 11 Aug 14

jazzi says...

Honestly ,,, sheesh, people from all around the country read these comenys, no wonder southampton has a bad name for **** x
Honestly ,,, sheesh, people from all around the country read these comenys, no wonder southampton has a bad name for **** x jazzi
  • Score: -2

10:13am Mon 11 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

forest hump wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
geoengineeringwatch.


org !
Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.
every sunny morning , grids of chemtrails , what are they spraying ?
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: geoengineeringwatch. org ![/p][/quote]Claptrapengineering watch. They should be ashamed of themselves. Total unnecessary scaremongering that naive fools like yourself believe.[/p][/quote]every sunny morning , grids of chemtrails , what are they spraying ? SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 1

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