Heavy rain brings flood warnings across county

HAMPSHIRE is on flood alert this morning as heavy rains sweeps across the county.

Motorists are being warned to take extra care travelling to work as slow moving downpours threaten to cause flooding in some areas.

The Environment Agency has warned that over the coming days more than two inches of rain is forecast to fall in the worst hit areas and with ground already saturated there is a risk of rivers and groundwater flooding - putting Hampshire on amber alert.

Strong winds which are also forecast for the next few days could increase the risk of surface water flooding as wind-blown leaves and debris could block drains.

A spokesman said: “We are looking at 15-30mm (0.6-1.2 inches) quite widely across that area and up to 40mm (1.6 inches) in the worst-hit areas.

“There's pretty saturated ground following the rain around today, so there's the possibility of seeing some localised flooding.”

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8:47am Wed 21 Nov 12

Lockssmart says...

Buy a boat
Buy a boat Lockssmart
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10:33am Wed 21 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

Why is metric taking preference over imperial?
Why is metric taking preference over imperial? hulla baloo
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11:14am Wed 21 Nov 12

Dasal says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Why is metric taking preference over imperial?
Because thats the way things are in the 21st Century !!!

MOVE ON ....................
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[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Why is metric taking preference over imperial?[/p][/quote]Because thats the way things are in the 21st Century !!! MOVE ON .................... ....... Dasal
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11:21am Wed 21 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.
Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is. hulla baloo
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11:28am Wed 21 Nov 12

Dasal says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.
Tell that to the market traders......
and the people who threaten legal action against them for displaying "old english" weights.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.[/p][/quote]Tell that to the market traders...... and the people who threaten legal action against them for displaying "old english" weights. Dasal
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11:33am Wed 21 Nov 12

freefinker says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.
.. er, not so. There are many weights and measures where metric IS now the legal system. You need to refer to the Weights and Measures Act 1985, EC directive 80/181/EEC, and various Statutory Instruments issued subsequently.

Fortunately, our kids are now taught the logical and easy metric system. As us oldies die out so will the archaic imperial system. And good riddance I say.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.[/p][/quote].. er, not so. There are many weights and measures where metric IS now the legal system. You need to refer to the Weights and Measures Act 1985, EC directive 80/181/EEC, and various Statutory Instruments issued subsequently. Fortunately, our kids are now taught the logical and easy metric system. As us oldies die out so will the archaic imperial system. And good riddance I say. freefinker
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12:04pm Wed 21 Nov 12

localnews says...

freefinker wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.
.. er, not so. There are many weights and measures where metric IS now the legal system. You need to refer to the Weights and Measures Act 1985, EC directive 80/181/EEC, and various Statutory Instruments issued subsequently.

Fortunately, our kids are now taught the logical and easy metric system. As us oldies die out so will the archaic imperial system. And good riddance I say.
"And Good riddance I say" what,to us "oldies" or the Imperial system
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.[/p][/quote].. er, not so. There are many weights and measures where metric IS now the legal system. You need to refer to the Weights and Measures Act 1985, EC directive 80/181/EEC, and various Statutory Instruments issued subsequently. Fortunately, our kids are now taught the logical and easy metric system. As us oldies die out so will the archaic imperial system. And good riddance I say.[/p][/quote]"And Good riddance I say" what,to us "oldies" or the Imperial system localnews
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12:10pm Wed 21 Nov 12

freefinker says...

localnews wrote:
freefinker wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.
.. er, not so. There are many weights and measures where metric IS now the legal system. You need to refer to the Weights and Measures Act 1985, EC directive 80/181/EEC, and various Statutory Instruments issued subsequently.

Fortunately, our kids are now taught the logical and easy metric system. As us oldies die out so will the archaic imperial system. And good riddance I say.
"And Good riddance I say" what,to us "oldies" or the Imperial system
LOL.

Mainly, but not exclusively, the imperial system.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Granted, metric is easier to work with, but metric is not the legal unit of measurement in England, Imperial is.[/p][/quote].. er, not so. There are many weights and measures where metric IS now the legal system. You need to refer to the Weights and Measures Act 1985, EC directive 80/181/EEC, and various Statutory Instruments issued subsequently. Fortunately, our kids are now taught the logical and easy metric system. As us oldies die out so will the archaic imperial system. And good riddance I say.[/p][/quote]"And Good riddance I say" what,to us "oldies" or the Imperial system[/p][/quote]LOL. Mainly, but not exclusively, the imperial system. freefinker
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