From heavy snow to heavy rain and gales

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met office warnings

Once again the west seems most likely to suffer flooding. Heavy rain sweeps the country tonight and then again Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday also sees gales for many especially southern coastal counties.

tribpot Sat 26-Jan-13 21:53:18

Yes sad I must say on a selfish level I am very very pleased to see the rain come to sweep away all this bloody snow. BUT I think the flooding could be pretty nightmarish. Fingers crossed everyone gets through okay.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 26-Jan-13 21:53:27

Deep joy. One day the Isle of Ely will return to just that, oh how I love living below sea level.

I think the flooding will be nightmarish for some. A mix of snow melt and heavy rain on saturated ground.

pepperrabbit Sat 26-Jan-13 22:39:02

Unlikely to see flooding here <touches wood> but our garden is just sopping, 2 inches of water on the grass at the bottom.
I couldn't get your link to here to work on the last thread OYBBK, and now my laptop falls over every time I try to open that thread confused it struggles over 900 posts!

41notTrendy Sat 26-Jan-13 22:42:01

OYBBK, I'm taking a class of kids to Derbyshire early next week for 3 days, is it going to be a wash out? Trying to pack!

oldsilver Sat 26-Jan-13 22:45:52

It is most definitely a "never known a night like it" night tonight - the winds are howling and the rain is coming down in stair-rods - Bristol.

PandaG Sat 26-Jan-13 22:54:27

Hacking it down and blowing a hoolie in Sheffield - DD's snowman has blown over!

Already oldsilver ? sad I think Monday night into Tuesday will be worse, certainly wind wise.

Trendy, it looks really wet from Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Pretty strong winds too on Tuesday. Wet weather gear for all I think!

Pepper, that's weird. I'll try it.

LostInWales Sat 26-Jan-13 22:58:20

Thunder and lightening and masses of rain in west Wales, must have been a big storm as friends 40 miles away were posting on FB about it at the same time as me (naive, that might not make it a huge storm really, just seems it to me). There has already been some flooding, not surprised as the ground has been saturated for months and we had loads of snow weds/thurs.

Lost, the radar really looks impressive. It does look like a big storm.

Pepper, I have no idea what happened to that link. Thanks for the heads up, have put on a new one.

oldsilver Sat 26-Jan-13 23:11:18

The rain has gone off a little - it's not lashing against the window any more, but if my plastic greenhouse wasn't tied against the back steps and weighted down it would have blown away by now. It is very windy out there.

poorbuthappy Sat 26-Jan-13 23:16:34

We''ve had great lightening here tonight!

I'm jealous!

I hope the flooding doesn't cause too many problems for people. We are very very unlikely to flood and I have to admit to being delighted that the rain last night has washed away a lot of our snow. Can you imagine if the temp had stayed down and that fell as snow instead?! <shudders>

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 07:17:35

South Herts
The expresion " be careful what you wish for" comes to mind.
It was raining slightly at 9.30 pm. And more heavily all night long. Stopped now.
Lowest temp. in the night +7, at 7am today already +10. Doubt it will be sunny, though.

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 07:29:09

Thanks for the gale warnings. Today I shall try to blockade my pot Camelia to stop it being blown over and losing all its buds,< during a break in the rain.> Not raining atm but too dark still.

Bramblesinafield Sun 27-Jan-13 08:21:58

Oh great joy. I like the snow for dog walking as he comes back clean. Now it's the return of the swamp monster again. But pleased all of this slippy stuff has gone.

Amazing how it has all gone overnight.

I am seriously fed up - I missed the decent snow in Manchester, and now last night I missed a cracking thunderstorm too!

Apparently Manky cat climbed the curtains in terror! grin

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 08:32:55

Had my little dog < 10" shoulder height> 3 weeks today. The snow came up to her chin and soon she couldn't walk as groins and ankle joints snowballed up and had to carry her home. Not yet walked her in the rain - that joy to come. She has tiny paws and is small enough for me to hold in one arm while I run the tap water over her paws. She still walks faster than I can run.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Jan-13 08:50:08

Hi all from sopping wet Worcestershire. I am overjoyed it has gone above freezing, but I am already thinking about the floods. I am going to wash the car today. grin

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 09:16:44

Since the sun got up , but is not sunny, temp. outside is 1 degree colder < annoyed face>. Not raining though. +9 but damp cold.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Jan-13 09:25:13

I will be turning the heating off down today I think. <scrooge>

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 09:26:30

09.24 sun came out 30 seconds later gone back in.

We have sunshine smile 8c.

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