Severe weather warning issued for Essex

Canvey flooded last month

Canvey flooded last month

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SEVERE weather warnings have been issued for Essex with heavy rain expected.

The Met Office has issued “yellow” severe weather warnings, which warn the public to be aware of danger, with 5cm of rain forecast for tomorrow and Sunday and winds of up to 60mph in some parts.

The forecaster expects heavy and possibly thundery rain in Southend, Essex and Thurrock between 7am and 6pm tomorrow.

In a statement, the chief forecaster said: “A deepening area of low pressure is likely to pass close to southeastern England on Friday.

“With very warm, humid air over the region there is the potential for the rain to become very heavy during the afternoon with totals of more than 50mm locally.”

The severe weather on Sunday is less certain, but the Met Office has forecast 5cm of rain, gusts of 60mph and large waves around the east coast.

Heavy rain caused flash floods in Canvey, Southend, Rayleigh and other parts of Essex last month.

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5:24pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

another false threat
another false threat Controversial1
  • Score: -6

5:55pm Thu 7 Aug 14

iknowbetter says...

Pre-warned is pre-armed is it not?
Pre-warned is pre-armed is it not? iknowbetter
  • Score: 10

6:21pm Thu 7 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

However, 'iknowbetter', I would ask if you've ever read the fable of the boy who called "wolf"?
https://www.storyart
s.org/library/aesops
/stories/boy.html
However, 'iknowbetter', I would ask if you've ever read the fable of the boy who called "wolf"? https://www.storyart s.org/library/aesops /stories/boy.html /@|_|@\
  • Score: -6

10:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

my (not Met Office) gives me 1.7 mm for Friday in Braintree
my (not Met Office) gives me 1.7 mm for Friday in Braintree pierre-pierre
  • Score: 3

8:44am Fri 8 Aug 14

Thebionicmansay; says...

If the world of Essex was ever gonna end, it'll be now!

Get ready for heart-wrenching stories of woe, loss, mayhem, certain armageddon and wet socks.

Come on Essex, be strong;

***WE CAN SURVIVE, WE WILL SURVIVE***
If the world of Essex was ever gonna end, it'll be now! Get ready for heart-wrenching stories of woe, loss, mayhem, certain armageddon and wet socks. Come on Essex, be strong; ***WE CAN SURVIVE, WE WILL SURVIVE*** Thebionicmansay;
  • Score: 6

9:53am Fri 8 Aug 14

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

So much for the heavy rain! Not a drop in Westcliff!
So much for the heavy rain! Not a drop in Westcliff! Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 4

10:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
So much for the heavy rain! Not a drop in Westcliff!
Its pi55ing down now. Lets hope Canvey floods again.
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: So much for the heavy rain! Not a drop in Westcliff![/p][/quote]Its pi55ing down now. Lets hope Canvey floods again. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 0

10:39am Fri 8 Aug 14

Chris Flunk says...

pierre-pierre wrote:
my (not Met Office) gives me 1.7 mm for Friday in Braintree
Your beloved norwegian weather service wasn't exactly bang on the last time you posted a 'forecast' on here. We had some of the worst storms for years resulting in flooding in various parts of Essex and houses damaged by lightning strikes. This was following a severe weather warning from the Met Office and yet the forecast you posted said "partly cloudy, 0mm rain, gentle breeze". Think I'll stick with the Met Office.
[quote][p][bold]pierre-pierre[/bold] wrote: my (not Met Office) gives me 1.7 mm for Friday in Braintree[/p][/quote]Your beloved norwegian weather service wasn't exactly bang on the last time you posted a 'forecast' on here. We had some of the worst storms for years resulting in flooding in various parts of Essex and houses damaged by lightning strikes. This was following a severe weather warning from the Met Office and yet the forecast you posted said "partly cloudy, 0mm rain, gentle breeze". Think I'll stick with the Met Office. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 3

8:42pm Fri 8 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Good grief. We just had 5 inches of rain in an hour yesterday -- again. (That'd be 12.5 cm in new money).

But then again, that's normal for where I live. And we know how to properly deal with it. Unlike ECC.
Good grief. We just had 5 inches of rain in an hour yesterday -- again. (That'd be 12.5 cm in new money). But then again, that's normal for where I live. And we know how to properly deal with it. Unlike ECC. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Tattytate says...

5 inches ina hour !!! Oh what I'd f@cki:g give for 5 inches in a hour !! When I wer a lad we had 22 inches of rain in 20 minuets and we lived in a house with no roof in a swamp !!! ;)
5 inches ina hour !!! Oh what I'd f@cki:g give for 5 inches in a hour !! When I wer a lad we had 22 inches of rain in 20 minuets and we lived in a house with no roof in a swamp !!! ;) Tattytate
  • Score: 6

9:57pm Fri 8 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

I used to dream of living in a house in a swamp with no roof! And I bet you got up two hours before y' went to bed and worked for sixpence every three years, walking to work uphill both ways until you'd get home and your dad'd thrash you to within an inch of your life and you thought you were lucky, right?!
I used to dream of living in a house in a swamp with no roof! And I bet you got up two hours before y' went to bed and worked for sixpence every three years, walking to work uphill both ways until you'd get home and your dad'd thrash you to within an inch of your life and you thought you were lucky, right?! /@|_|@\
  • Score: 9

11:46pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Tattytate says...

Ha ha top stuff ! A man with taste. :)
Ha ha top stuff ! A man with taste. :) Tattytate
  • Score: 6

12:07am Sat 9 Aug 14

gary 51 says...

Great, lets flood the human race out of existence
Great, lets flood the human race out of existence gary 51
  • Score: -4

8:56am Sat 9 Aug 14

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
I used to dream of living in a house in a swamp with no roof! And I bet you got up two hours before y' went to bed and worked for sixpence every three years, walking to work uphill both ways until you'd get home and your dad'd thrash you to within an inch of your life and you thought you were lucky, right?!
Brilliant!!
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: I used to dream of living in a house in a swamp with no roof! And I bet you got up two hours before y' went to bed and worked for sixpence every three years, walking to work uphill both ways until you'd get home and your dad'd thrash you to within an inch of your life and you thought you were lucky, right?![/p][/quote]Brilliant!! Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 0

8:57am Sat 9 Aug 14

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Tattytate wrote:
Ha ha top stuff ! A man with taste. :)
Loved that sketch! Can't remember who did it though ... could you remind me please x
[quote][p][bold]Tattytate[/bold] wrote: Ha ha top stuff ! A man with taste. :)[/p][/quote]Loved that sketch! Can't remember who did it though ... could you remind me please x Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: -1

7:29am Sun 10 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
Tattytate wrote:
Ha ha top stuff ! A man with taste. :)
Loved that sketch! Can't remember who did it though ... could you remind me please x
Alice, read the script at:

http://www.phespirit
.info/montypython/fo
ur_yorkshiremen.htm

It's hilarious!
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tattytate[/bold] wrote: Ha ha top stuff ! A man with taste. :)[/p][/quote]Loved that sketch! Can't remember who did it though ... could you remind me please x[/p][/quote]Alice, read the script at: http://www.phespirit .info/montypython/fo ur_yorkshiremen.htm It's hilarious! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 0

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