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6:15pm

Southampton City Council has issued this advice:

• Braking Distance
Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front to allow more time for braking.

• Slow down
Be aware that a wet road can be just as dangerous as an icy one.

• Check your vehicle
Ensure your car is fully prepared for the winter months with the correct tyre pressures and sufficient tread for grip.

• Check your route
Using the Met Office’s site, check your usual route for disruptions and any potential hazards.

• Plan an alternative route
Always keep another route in mind just in case, you should always avoid driving in floodwater.

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5:42pm

Old carpet and rugs are discarded in Titchfield after being ruined by flood water.

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5:39pm

The Bugle Inn, Titchfield had a sign outside to let people know that they are open again.

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5:31pm

There are long tailbacks in the New Forest, due to flooding in Lyndhurst, coupled with a broken down coach.

If possible, motorists are advised to avoid the area around Lyndhurst.

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2:06pm

Some hail coming down in western Southampton now, with motorists being warned to take care out on the road as a result.

1:58pm

Any photos or video you have of any flooding or problems caused by the heavy rain and strong winds, please send them into us.

You can either email them to website@dailyecho.co.uk, upload them from Facebook, or tweet us.

1:53pm

The rain has started coming down hard here in Redbridge, as the bad weather continues to head eastward.

1:52pm

Here's the latest weather forecast:

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1:00pm

Sandbags are strategically placed in Titchfield where a home is likely to become flooded.

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12:15pm

Sandbags being loaded at Ringwood.

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12:14pm

More from Simon Rowley on the flooding in Ringwood.

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12:08pm

Flooding in Eastfield Lane, Ringwood this morning. Photo by Simon Rowley.

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12:05pm

Hampshire County Council's highways department dealing with fallen tree on A27 at Dunwell Hill, East Wellow.

The road will be closed for the next two hours, according to the council.

11:56am

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is warning people about heading down to the seafront to catch a glimpse of the waves.

11:45am

Cars battle their way through the floods in Mansbridge.

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11:44am

After the heavy downpours this morning, things are looking much brighter.

However, a another band of wind and rain is expected to hit the county around 3pm this afternoon.

Also, after a number of days with heavy rain, it will not take much to prompt more flooding.

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The slip road on the M27 at junction 10 is closed due to flooding.

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Both Foundry Lane and Bevois Town Primary schools are closed today due to roof damage and heating damage respectively.

10:08am

Red Funnel reports that it is expected bad weather around 3pm this afternoon, and will let passengers know if there are any disruptions to services.

10:05am

Parts of Titchfield are suffering from flooding.

 

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Commuters faced horrendous conditions this morning, this cyclist was attempting to get to Southampton Central railway station.

8:56am

Flooding has forced the closure of a road on the Isle of Wight.

The A3055 Morton Common closed due to flooding between B3329 Avenue Road (Sandown) and Morton Road/Sandown Road (Brading).

 

8:47am

Hovertravel services between Ryde and Southsea have been suspended due to adverse weather conditions.

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8:19am

The Environment Agency estimates that about 220 properties have been flooded so far as miles of coastline have been battered and roads and fields across the country are under water.

8:15am

Across the county two people have already died in the storms.

A 27-year-old man from Surrey was found on Porthleven Sands beach in Cornwall after he was swept out to sea on New Year's Eve night and a woman died after being rescued from the sea in Croyde Bay, north Devon.
   Officials around the country have pleaded with people to keep away as dozens put their lives at risk by going to coastal areas to watch as the storm brought waves of up to 40ft (12.2m) high crashing on to land.

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8:04am

Don't say we weren't warned that this was coming..

Red Sky in the morning and all that - as this picture of Southampton Docks yesterday by Echo reader Jack Pearce shows.

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Send all your storm and flooding pictures to picdesk@dailyecho.co.uk

7:59am

If rainfall is persistent, a flood warning could be issued for the area.
A flood alert has also been issued to Winchester.
Levels in the River Itchen in the Middle Itchen area are high with some out of bank flooding.
Out of bank flooding is affecting footpaths close to the river between City Mill and Wharf Hill but property flooding is not expected at this stage.

7:58am

An alert is in place in Lower Meon as the water levels in the River Meon continue to rise.
The river is out of bank at the Millennium Water Meadow, Wickham and in Titchfield near the road bridge through Titchfield Haven.
If rainfall is persistent, a flood warning could be issued for the area.

7:57am

There are also a number of flood alerts in place around the county.

7:57am

Levels of the River Test are rising at Romsey.

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7:55am

Roads and gardens close to the Wallop Brook will be flooded and there is a potential of flooding to low lying properties close to the river in Nether Wallop and Bossington.
Met Office weather forecasts suggest around 10mm to 15mm of rain will fall throughout today.

7:55am

The agency says flooding to Wellow Mill may occur over the next couple of hours as levels in the River Blackwater continue to rise.
Between 10mm to 20mm of rain is expected in the area later today.

7:51am

FLOOD warnings have been issued across Hampshire by the Environment Agency.

7:50am

The Met Office issued a ''be aware'' yellow warning for wind as gusts of up to 70mph are expected on the west and south-west coast of Britain today.

This will cause ''exceptionally high waves'', the Met Office predicted.

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Are you are risk of flooding. Click here to see our flooding map

 

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7:35am

Swollen fords have caused problems for drivers across the New Forest.

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7:34am

South West Trains now say that trains are infact running between Southampton and Romsey via flooding.

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The White Swan Inn at Mansbridge has been closed over the weekend due to flooding.

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The A338 has also now been closed due to flooding at Fordingbridge which will cause major problems for thos travelling between Salisbury and Ringwood.

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South West Trains has also reported this morning that trains are unable to run between Romsey and Southampton, via Redbridge, because of flooding.

Daily Echo: South West Trains are one of the companies who have examined the case for reopening the line.

7:15am

Winchester Road in Romsey is shut due to flooding under the railway bridge.

7:13am

It comes as the schools go back after the Christmas break and the roads will be at their busiest for weeks.

7:12am

The south has been hit by more rain and flooding over night - causing travel chaose and disruption.

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9:36am Mon 6 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

That 7-17 a.m.South West Trains picture shows a train of Mark 1 stock, it would indicate that this train had been delayed for a few years!
That 7-17 a.m.South West Trains picture shows a train of Mark 1 stock, it would indicate that this train had been delayed for a few years! OSPREYSAINT
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10:08am Mon 6 Jan 14

stillhere says...

Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning. stillhere
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10:29am Mon 6 Jan 14

SilvanDryad says...

The picture of the Watersplash in Brock was obviously not taken this morning, either, as it was still dark at 7.35am. No-one with any sense goes through the water when it is that deep, 4x4 or not, because of the waves created.
The picture of the Watersplash in Brock was obviously not taken this morning, either, as it was still dark at 7.35am. No-one with any sense goes through the water when it is that deep, 4x4 or not, because of the waves created. SilvanDryad
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10:42am Mon 6 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

08:15
2 people died across the county....?
Has Cornwall and Devon become part of Hampshire?
O ae the Echo not using the lette "r" anymoe?
08:15 2 people died across the county....? Has Cornwall and Devon become part of Hampshire? O ae the Echo not using the lette "r" anymoe? Norwegian Saint
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11:12am Mon 6 Jan 14

southy says...

stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
[quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain southy
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11:42am Mon 6 Jan 14

Torchie1 says...

stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
[quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead. Torchie1
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1:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Torchie1 wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
Simple... Be like here... Just have the lights on all the time.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.[/p][/quote]Simple... Be like here... Just have the lights on all the time. Norwegian Saint
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1:34pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
The picture of the Watersplash in Brock was obviously not taken this morning, either, as it was still dark at 7.35am. No-one with any sense goes through the water when it is that deep, 4x4 or not, because of the waves created.
The picture shown of the Watersplash in Brock shows the usual bunch of 4x4 enthusiasts who delight is taking their heaps through the Watersplash when it is in flood - just because they can. There is of course a perfectly usable alternative route at The Rise just out of camera shot. The Fast Show had a perfect sketch to describe these types -"Gripped" !
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The picture of the Watersplash in Brock was obviously not taken this morning, either, as it was still dark at 7.35am. No-one with any sense goes through the water when it is that deep, 4x4 or not, because of the waves created.[/p][/quote]The picture shown of the Watersplash in Brock shows the usual bunch of 4x4 enthusiasts who delight is taking their heaps through the Watersplash when it is in flood - just because they can. There is of course a perfectly usable alternative route at The Rise just out of camera shot. The Fast Show had a perfect sketch to describe these types -"Gripped" ! Brock_and_Roll
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1:56pm Mon 6 Jan 14

southy says...

Torchie1 wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.[/p][/quote]In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours southy
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2:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

ian t says...

torchie 1 i fail to see how the use of headlights when its raining in daylight helps you see the road ahead , all i get from oncoming vehicles is glare off the road , perhaps you wear sunglasses ? or maybe your also the person who puts the rear fog lights on when its raining , and keeps his foot on the brake at traffic lights blinding me with 3 red lights
torchie 1 i fail to see how the use of headlights when its raining in daylight helps you see the road ahead , all i get from oncoming vehicles is glare off the road , perhaps you wear sunglasses ? or maybe your also the person who puts the rear fog lights [ red ] on when its raining , and keeps his foot on the brake at traffic lights blinding me with 3 red lights ian t
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2:44pm Mon 6 Jan 14

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
.. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain[/p][/quote].. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on. freefinker
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2:52pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain[/p][/quote]Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..? Shoong
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3:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours
Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.[/p][/quote]In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours[/p][/quote]Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument. Torchie1
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4:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

southy says...

Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours
Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.
The requirement for parking lights to be fitted to cars ended in the 70's, and is why cars do not park up on the roads with lights on though out the night when park up for the night, the law was change in the 70's
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.[/p][/quote]In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours[/p][/quote]Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.[/p][/quote]The requirement for parking lights to be fitted to cars ended in the 70's, and is why cars do not park up on the roads with lights on though out the night when park up for the night, the law was change in the 70's southy
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4:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

southy says...

Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?
No that is fact shoong and why the advice is during foggy conditions at night dip lights are to be use, and is why fog lights sit close to the road so you don't get light reflected back at the driver.
Rain, Fog and Snow will reflect light back towards the direction it coming from, The most important lights on a car are those at the rear of the car, its more important to be seen and to see, you can't see if your dazzling your self with your own lights and other can't see if your dazzling them, and is why its best to drive with side lights during the day.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain[/p][/quote]Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?[/p][/quote]No that is fact shoong and why the advice is during foggy conditions at night dip lights are to be use, and is why fog lights sit close to the road so you don't get light reflected back at the driver. Rain, Fog and Snow will reflect light back towards the direction it coming from, The most important lights on a car are those at the rear of the car, its more important to be seen and to see, you can't see if your dazzling your self with your own lights and other can't see if your dazzling them, and is why its best to drive with side lights during the day. southy
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4:47pm Mon 6 Jan 14

dango says...

turn on sidelights, put indicator stalk to left or right. Lock car. Hey Presto! Parking lights.
turn on sidelights, put indicator stalk to left or right. Lock car. Hey Presto! Parking lights. dango
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4:55pm Mon 6 Jan 14

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
.. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.
Maybe you should learn, there are no parking lights on cars any more, rear lights concise of white for reversing light, Red Fog light, Red breaking and stopping light, red side light. Amber indicator light, front main beam, dip beam, fog light, side light all white, front indicator light can be white or amber. that is the full list of fitted lights to a car front and back, there are no parking lights on a car.
Sweden fitted parking lights to there cars and they have a switch inside the car that allows the driver to switch left side to right side parking lights allowing only 1 set of lights to be use, all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain[/p][/quote].. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should learn, there are no parking lights on cars any more, rear lights concise of white for reversing light, Red Fog light, Red breaking and stopping light, red side light. Amber indicator light, front main beam, dip beam, fog light, side light all white, front indicator light can be white or amber. that is the full list of fitted lights to a car front and back, there are no parking lights on a car. Sweden fitted parking lights to there cars and they have a switch inside the car that allows the driver to switch left side to right side parking lights allowing only 1 set of lights to be use, all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car southy
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5:05pm Mon 6 Jan 14

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
Shoong wrote:
southy wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?
No that is fact shoong and why the advice is during foggy conditions at night dip lights are to be use, and is why fog lights sit close to the road so you don't get light reflected back at the driver.
Rain, Fog and Snow will reflect light back towards the direction it coming from, The most important lights on a car are those at the rear of the car, its more important to be seen and to see, you can't see if your dazzling your self with your own lights and other can't see if your dazzling them, and is why its best to drive with side lights during the day.
I repeat my advice. Get your cataracts seen to.

If you are finding dipped headlights are dazzling you when it is raining (either your own reflecting back or those of on-coming traffic) you should not be driving at all. You have a serious eye problem that needs attention.

Highway Code “226 - You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced”
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain[/p][/quote]Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?[/p][/quote]No that is fact shoong and why the advice is during foggy conditions at night dip lights are to be use, and is why fog lights sit close to the road so you don't get light reflected back at the driver. Rain, Fog and Snow will reflect light back towards the direction it coming from, The most important lights on a car are those at the rear of the car, its more important to be seen and to see, you can't see if your dazzling your self with your own lights and other can't see if your dazzling them, and is why its best to drive with side lights during the day.[/p][/quote]I repeat my advice. Get your cataracts seen to. If you are finding dipped headlights are dazzling you when it is raining (either your own reflecting back or those of on-coming traffic) you should not be driving at all. You have a serious eye problem that needs attention. Highway Code “226 - You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced” freefinker
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5:09pm Mon 6 Jan 14

dango says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
.. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.
Maybe you should learn, there are no parking lights on cars any more, rear lights concise of white for reversing light, Red Fog light, Red breaking and stopping light, red side light. Amber indicator light, front main beam, dip beam, fog light, side light all white, front indicator light can be white or amber. that is the full list of fitted lights to a car front and back, there are no parking lights on a car.
Sweden fitted parking lights to there cars and they have a switch inside the car that allows the driver to switch left side to right side parking lights allowing only 1 set of lights to be use, all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car
first you sat there are no parking lights anymore, then you close by saying "all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car". :D

Anyway,the law or, if you like, a 'fact'
249

All vehicles MUST display parking lights when parked on a road or a lay-by on a road with a speed limit greater than 30 mph (48 km/h).
Law RVLR reg 24
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain[/p][/quote].. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should learn, there are no parking lights on cars any more, rear lights concise of white for reversing light, Red Fog light, Red breaking and stopping light, red side light. Amber indicator light, front main beam, dip beam, fog light, side light all white, front indicator light can be white or amber. that is the full list of fitted lights to a car front and back, there are no parking lights on a car. Sweden fitted parking lights to there cars and they have a switch inside the car that allows the driver to switch left side to right side parking lights allowing only 1 set of lights to be use, all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car[/p][/quote]first you sat there are no parking lights anymore, then you close by saying "all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car". :D Anyway,the law or, if you like, a 'fact' 249 All vehicles MUST display parking lights when parked on a road or a lay-by on a road with a speed limit greater than 30 mph (48 km/h). Law RVLR reg 24 dango
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5:18pm Mon 6 Jan 14

dango says...

so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.
so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson. dango
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5:28pm Mon 6 Jan 14

freefinker says...

dango wrote:
so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.
.. this is where he either vanishes or argues that 'black is white'.
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.[/p][/quote].. this is where he either vanishes or argues that 'black is white'. freefinker
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7:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

southy wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
stillhere wrote:
Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours
Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.
The requirement for parking lights to be fitted to cars ended in the 70's, and is why cars do not park up on the roads with lights on though out the night when park up for the night, the law was change in the 70's
No,No,No Southy....that rule just applied to Trabants FSOs and Yugos
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stillhere[/bold] wrote: Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.[/p][/quote]A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.[/p][/quote]In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours[/p][/quote]Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.[/p][/quote]The requirement for parking lights to be fitted to cars ended in the 70's, and is why cars do not park up on the roads with lights on though out the night when park up for the night, the law was change in the 70's[/p][/quote]No,No,No Southy....that rule just applied to Trabants FSOs and Yugos 100%HANTSBOY
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8:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

localnews says...

freefinker wrote:
dango wrote:
so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.
.. this is where he either vanishes or argues that 'black is white'.
And true to form he vanished LOL
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.[/p][/quote].. this is where he either vanishes or argues that 'black is white'.[/p][/quote]And true to form he vanished LOL localnews
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9:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

Re - "5:31pm There are long tailbacks in the New Forest, due to flooding in Lyndhurst...."

That's very strange! I drove through Lyndhurst from Ashurst towards the Christchurch road (A35) at about 2pm and all the roads were bone dry!

I smell a conspircy.
Re - "5:31pm There are long tailbacks in the New Forest, due to flooding in Lyndhurst...." That's very strange! I drove through Lyndhurst from Ashurst towards the Christchurch road (A35) at about 2pm and all the roads were bone dry! I smell a conspircy. Turtlebay
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1:11am Tue 7 Jan 14

andysaints007 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
That 7-17 a.m.South West Trains picture shows a train of Mark 1 stock, it would indicate that this train had been delayed for a few years!
Boring
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: That 7-17 a.m.South West Trains picture shows a train of Mark 1 stock, it would indicate that this train had been delayed for a few years![/p][/quote]Boring andysaints007
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