River Meon and River Itchen on flood alert

Daily Echo: Major flood alert as 70 mile an hour storm to batter Hampshire Major flood alert as 70 mile an hour storm to batter Hampshire

HAMPSHIRE is set to be battered with gales of up to 70mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the area, starting at midnight tonight.

And, combined with a number of flood warnings already put out by the Environment Agency, it means it is likely to be a very wet week for thousands of people across Hampshire.

Daily Echo:

The Met Office says gales and heavy rain will lash the region throughout tomorrow, following heavy showers throughout today.

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Coastal areas may see wind speeds of up to 70mph, while up to 30mm of water is expected to fall.

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And the terrible weather will continue later in the week, with even more heavy rain expected to hit Hampshire late on Thursday evening.

The showers will continue throughout Friday, and may lead to flooding across the south coast.

The Environment Agency already has a number of flood warnings and alerts issued for Hampshire.

Daily Echo:

There are flood warnings - meaning be prepared - out for the River Meon between Titchfield and Wickham, and for the River Itchen through Winchester.

And there are several less severe flood alerts - meaning be aware - across the county, including in Totton, Hambledon, Twyford and Ringwood.

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7:57am Tue 4 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?
I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well? bigfella777
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9:34am Tue 4 Feb 14

siggyrettes says...

bigfella777 wrote:
I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?
having been a rider for many years on an non fairings bike, it certainly feels like taking a battering :)
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?[/p][/quote]having been a rider for many years on an non fairings bike, it certainly feels like taking a battering :) siggyrettes
  • Score: 9

10:13am Tue 4 Feb 14

Suntanned Snowman says...

If Bournemouth Airport car park becomes totally impassable, as opposed to almost impassable as it was when I visited last Saturday, will the operators still charge the totally unfair £2.50 which it costs just to drop someone off?
If Bournemouth Airport car park becomes totally impassable, as opposed to almost impassable as it was when I visited last Saturday, will the operators still charge the totally unfair £2.50 which it costs just to drop someone off? Suntanned Snowman
  • Score: 9

10:14am Tue 4 Feb 14

jackois says...

bigfella777 wrote:
I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?
that's why a fairing to deflect the wind is such a godsend....

the full-face helmet helps as well, as being smacked between the eyes by a fly stings a bit at 70 as well!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?[/p][/quote]that's why a fairing to deflect the wind is such a godsend.... the full-face helmet helps as well, as being smacked between the eyes by a fly stings a bit at 70 as well! jackois
  • Score: 10

10:40am Tue 4 Feb 14

Suntanned Snowman says...

bigfella777 wrote:
I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?
Silly question really, unless he is carrying a fence panel!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: I never understand this. If a motorcyclist does 70 mph down the motorway then surely they would be subjected to a 70 mph wind. Do they then get battered as well?[/p][/quote]Silly question really, unless he is carrying a fence panel! Suntanned Snowman
  • Score: 1

3:13pm Tue 4 Feb 14

RomseyKeith says...

Major flood alert predicted by the Met Office. Brace yourselves for sunny skies and dry weather then, at least if it's up to their usual standards of prediction.
Major flood alert predicted by the Met Office. Brace yourselves for sunny skies and dry weather then, at least if it's up to their usual standards of prediction. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 3

3:24pm Tue 4 Feb 14

B. L. says...

Nice photos of how not to drive through water even if one ignores the warnings of not even to attempt it.
Nice photos of how not to drive through water even if one ignores the warnings of not even to attempt it. B. L.
  • Score: 4

9:40pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Huffter says...

Suntanned Snowman wrote:
If Bournemouth Airport car park becomes totally impassable, as opposed to almost impassable as it was when I visited last Saturday, will the operators still charge the totally unfair £2.50 which it costs just to drop someone off?
If it's totally impassable, how are you proposing to get there to drop someone off?
[quote][p][bold]Suntanned Snowman[/bold] wrote: If Bournemouth Airport car park becomes totally impassable, as opposed to almost impassable as it was when I visited last Saturday, will the operators still charge the totally unfair £2.50 which it costs just to drop someone off?[/p][/quote]If it's totally impassable, how are you proposing to get there to drop someone off? Huffter
  • Score: 0

6:19pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

Huffter wrote:
Suntanned Snowman wrote:
If Bournemouth Airport car park becomes totally impassable, as opposed to almost impassable as it was when I visited last Saturday, will the operators still charge the totally unfair £2.50 which it costs just to drop someone off?
If it's totally impassable, how are you proposing to get there to drop someone off?
HA HA HA
[quote][p][bold]Huffter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Suntanned Snowman[/bold] wrote: If Bournemouth Airport car park becomes totally impassable, as opposed to almost impassable as it was when I visited last Saturday, will the operators still charge the totally unfair £2.50 which it costs just to drop someone off?[/p][/quote]If it's totally impassable, how are you proposing to get there to drop someone off?[/p][/quote]HA HA HA Zexagon
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