Storm warning for Dorset this weekend

Dorset Echo: Storm warning for Dorset this weekend Storm warning for Dorset this weekend

MAKE the most of the glorious sunshine while it lasts as things are set to take an unsettled turn by the weekend with lightning, hail and gusty winds forecast.

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for Saturday which is valid from 3am until 11.55pm.

The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset, says: "Areas of heavy, thundery showers may develop over England and Wales from early on Saturday before moving northwards during the day.

"The development of these is uncertain but where they do form some torrential downpours are possible with frequent lightning, hail and locally strong gusts.

"Significant flooding is possible where these do occur from surface water as well as small, fast responding watercourses. The frequent lightning, hail and strong gusts could also be an additional hazard.

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from any of these elements."

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Following a build of very warm and humid air from mid-week onwards there is the potential for the development of large thunderstorms over England and Wales from early on Saturday.

"In this situation large amounts of energy are available in the atmosphere and this coupled with high moisture content can lead to torrential downpours along with frequent lightning activity, hail and locally strong gusts.

"In this situation many elements need to come together at the same time to form these thunderstorms and so there remains large uncertainty in their development."

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3:42pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Isosceles says...

The report says: The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.
When did Bournemouth and Poole move out of Dorset?
I thought that they had been inside the county for a number of years now!
The report says: The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. When did Bournemouth and Poole move out of Dorset? I thought that they had been inside the county for a number of years now! Isosceles
  • Score: 5

4:09pm Tue 15 Jul 14

westbaywonder says...

Isosceles wrote:
The report says: The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.
When did Bournemouth and Poole move out of Dorset?
I thought that they had been inside the county for a number of years now!
Love it, They are becoming an independent state so they say.
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: The report says: The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. When did Bournemouth and Poole move out of Dorset? I thought that they had been inside the county for a number of years now![/p][/quote]Love it, They are becoming an independent state so they say. westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

11:40pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Bumpkin says...

Yes, well. They, B&P that is, call the rest of Dorset the Banana Republic! I am also wondering who the Echo is using for its forecasts. The BBC weekend weather forecasts 8-10 mph winds, sunshine and showers, none of which marry up with 'Storm warning for Dorset'; perhaps that's for B&P and the rest of us can enjoy good banana growing weather?
Yes, well. They, B&P that is, call the rest of Dorset the Banana Republic! I am also wondering who the Echo is using for its forecasts. The BBC weekend weather forecasts 8-10 mph winds, sunshine and showers, none of which marry up with 'Storm warning for Dorset'; perhaps that's for B&P and the rest of us can enjoy good banana growing weather? Bumpkin
  • Score: 4

2:00pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Ty_Xanders says...

Isosceles wrote:
The report says: The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.
When did Bournemouth and Poole move out of Dorset?
I thought that they had been inside the county for a number of years now!
The council became intendant in 1997ish and is the south east conurbation of 'Dorset' my guess is , though it's physicality is still Dorset, it's governing position has been different for years, even it's voting and MP control also, which is why is referred to in this manner.
[quote][p][bold]Isosceles[/bold] wrote: The report says: The alert, which covers Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. When did Bournemouth and Poole move out of Dorset? I thought that they had been inside the county for a number of years now![/p][/quote]The council became intendant in 1997ish and is the south east conurbation of 'Dorset' my guess is , though it's physicality is still Dorset, it's governing position has been different for years, even it's voting and MP control also, which is why is referred to in this manner. Ty_Xanders
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Wed 16 Jul 14

simon26r says...

Oh well it will probably be like the thunderstorms we had predicted the other week. Pure sunshine and everyone stayed away because of the forcast.
Oh well it will probably be like the thunderstorms we had predicted the other week. Pure sunshine and everyone stayed away because of the forcast. simon26r
  • Score: 0
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