Torrential rain and thunderstorms forecast for Southampton and Hampshire

Torrential rain and thunderstorms forecast

Torrential rain and thunderstorms forecast

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HAMPSHIRE is set to be battered by torrential rain and thunderstorms this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Saturday, highlighting the risk of lightning, hail and strong gusts of wind.

Heavy, thundery showers could develop early Saturday morning, putting several Hampshire shows and fetes in jeopardy, such as the Curdridge Country Show which was rained off in 2012 after the ground was waterlogged, meaning charities missed out on thousands of pounds the event usually raises.

Other weekend events under threat include the International Family Day Festival in Bitterne Park which supports charities including Children of the World and Southampton Pensioners' Forum.

A Met Office spokesman said the temperature would rise to around 25/26C by Saturday due to warm, humid air coming in from Spain.

He said: “If that comes up against an Atlantic air mass from the west it would force the air to rise rapidly and that can kick off thunderstorms.”

But he added the storms were not certain and that more accurate predictions were not possible until later in the week.

The spokesman said: “We could see a line of quite vigorous thunderstorms develop across the south and there is a possibility that will happen in Southampton but at the moment that warning is just there as a risk of it happening.

“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.”

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4:17pm Tue 15 Jul 14

localnews says...

“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.”


So its a non story then
“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then localnews
  • Score: 15

4:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

RomseyKeith says...

localnews wrote:
“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then
Yep. It's a "something might happen" story. They may as well have said "Aliens will make First Contact with the UK Government on Sat 19 Jul, it is believed. However, this may have been a misunderstood reading and could just be a new TV show starting on that date". A very hyperthetical story.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: “Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then[/p][/quote]Yep. It's a "something might happen" story. They may as well have said "Aliens will make First Contact with the UK Government on Sat 19 Jul, it is believed. However, this may have been a misunderstood reading and could just be a new TV show starting on that date". A very hyperthetical story. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 7

4:39pm Tue 15 Jul 14

bridgey says...

so.... it may rain.... or it may not... thanks, DE
so.... it may rain.... or it may not... thanks, DE bridgey
  • Score: 15

5:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

sparkster says...

if it rains it rains , there was talk a couple of weekends ago about a heatwave it didnt materialise. It's when showers and thunderstorms aren't forecast you get them
if it rains it rains , there was talk a couple of weekends ago about a heatwave it didnt materialise. It's when showers and thunderstorms aren't forecast you get them sparkster
  • Score: 8

5:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

There may be trouble...ahead,but while there's music and moonlight,and love and romance...let's face the music,and dance.
There may be trouble...ahead,but while there's music and moonlight,and love and romance...let's face the music,and dance. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 19

6:29pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Stubs says...

We should all play that Travis song "Why does it always rain on me" . Great song. always play it when it rains.
We should all play that Travis song "Why does it always rain on me" . Great song. always play it when it rains. Stubs
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Tue 15 Jul 14

sparkster says...

I love that song Positively4thStreet
I love that song Positively4thStreet sparkster
  • Score: 2

11:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Tallship says...

So there is no truth in the St Swithin's day proverb. Disappointed
So there is no truth in the St Swithin's day proverb. Disappointed Tallship
  • Score: 1

1:45am Wed 16 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

localnews wrote:
“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.”


So its a non story then
Anyone who comments on a 'non story' has to be the biggest pr*ck going - plank
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: “Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then[/p][/quote]Anyone who comments on a 'non story' has to be the biggest pr*ck going - plank andysaints007
  • Score: -12

3:33am Wed 16 Jul 14

localnews says...

andysaints007 wrote:
localnews wrote:
“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.”


So its a non story then
Anyone who comments on a 'non story' has to be the biggest pr*ck going - plank
Anyone who comes on here to call people names obviously has issues they ain't man enough to sort out in the real world,what are you 5 years old ???
Keyboard warrior
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: “Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then[/p][/quote]Anyone who comments on a 'non story' has to be the biggest pr*ck going - plank[/p][/quote]Anyone who comes on here to call people names obviously has issues they ain't man enough to sort out in the real world,what are you 5 years old ??? Keyboard warrior localnews
  • Score: 12

2:47pm Wed 16 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

localnews wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
localnews wrote:
“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.”


So its a non story then
Anyone who comments on a 'non story' has to be the biggest pr*ck going - plank
Anyone who comes on here to call people names obviously has issues they ain't man enough to sort out in the real world,what are you 5 years old ???
Keyboard warrior
Now that is funny xx
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: “Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then[/p][/quote]Anyone who comments on a 'non story' has to be the biggest pr*ck going - plank[/p][/quote]Anyone who comes on here to call people names obviously has issues they ain't man enough to sort out in the real world,what are you 5 years old ??? Keyboard warrior[/p][/quote]Now that is funny xx andysaints007
  • Score: 0

8:32am Fri 18 Jul 14

excusemoi says...

localnews wrote:
“Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.”


So its a non story then
My thoughts entirely! lol
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: “Nothing is definite and it relies on many elements coming together. We need to wait until later this week for a clear picture as to what will transpire.” So its a non story then[/p][/quote]My thoughts entirely! lol excusemoi
  • Score: 0

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