LiveWeather, traffic and travel as Storm Bertha moves across Dorset

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So the sun's out, we think it may be time to close the article for now. Force 8 winds are still expected so take care out there.

Please send us your weather pictures, we love to see them, tweet @Dorsetecho or email newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk

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Our photographer Finnbarr Webster has been out and about in the rain this morning.

He got some great shots of kitesurfers off Portland Harbour.

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This is also great Earth.nullschool.net. Click here.

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Thanks Island Man for this link. Great pictures thanks to Rain Alarm.

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Here's the latest from the Environment Agency, there is a low flood risk for Dorset tomorrow as well as today now.

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Here's the Latest from the Met Office:


There is the potential for severe weather over much of the UK during Sunday as a complex depression tracks over the UK. There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast but the public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well as strong winds and large waves, particularly on the coasts of southern England and areas bordering the northern Irish Sea. Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.
 
This remains a volatile situation, and this alert is likely to be updated as the event unfolds. The public are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and alerts through the weekend.

 

Warm air associated with the remains of Hurricane Bertha now possesses the characteristics of a mid-latitude depression. This feature is expected to deepen on Saturday night and Sunday morning as it moves into the UK, with a low pressure centre crossing southern England on Sunday.  It now seems that Northern Ireland is also at risk from heavy rain brought by a secondary depression forming in the Irish Sea, this bringing strong gusts to Irish Sea coats.
 
There is the potential for rainfall totals of more than 50 mm in places and coastal gusts of 50-60 mph, along with large waves.

 

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Just spoken to Portland Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre in Weymouth.

They said there are no flooding reports as yet. But there is a flood warning in place from Plymouth to Lyme Regis at the moment, due to the large waves and high tides.

There is a gale warning in place for later on. The winds will be picking up and will reach Gale Force 8.

There will be rain all day and poor visibility.

 

 

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Thanks to Steve Foxwell for sending us this latest picture from Earth.nullschool

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Good morning

So far there have been no reports of flooding in Dorset, but with heavy rain and gale force winds forecast for the rest of the day, we will be keeping you up to date.

 

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7:30am Sun 10 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

So it seems the Dorset Echo has nothing to actually report, but having decided to dramatise this to the max they're determined to get their money's worth out of it.
So it seems the Dorset Echo has nothing to actually report, but having decided to dramatise this to the max they're determined to get their money's worth out of it. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 14

7:52am Sun 10 Aug 14

islandman says...

If you use www.rain-alarm.com and enter your location, you will have a much better picture of what's happening.
If you use www.rain-alarm.com and enter your location, you will have a much better picture of what's happening. islandman
  • Score: 3

9:51am Sun 10 Aug 14

Be_Happy says...

They get their source material from the met office, so why not go straight to the met office site?
http://www.metoffice
.gov.uk/public/weath
er/observation/map/#
?map=Rainfall&zoom=5
&lon=-4.00&lat=55.01
&fcTime=1407616200
They get their source material from the met office, so why not go straight to the met office site? http://www.metoffice .gov.uk/public/weath er/observation/map/# ?map=Rainfall&zoom=5 &lon=-4.00&lat=55.01 &fcTime=1407616200 Be_Happy
  • Score: -1

9:53am Sun 10 Aug 14

sweetdreamgirl says...

Knew it all came to nothing looking out the window its a but windy an damp nothing much else doggie and I put our wellies on and had a nice walk earlier.
Knew it all came to nothing looking out the window its a but windy an damp nothing much else doggie and I put our wellies on and had a nice walk earlier. sweetdreamgirl
  • Score: 2

10:14am Sun 10 Aug 14

osmington4 says...

Well it`s clearing up and getting sunny here. I didn`t think much of the Portland Harbour pics, the sea looks flat. Not a big deal me thinks, just overdramatised by the echo as per usual.
Well it`s clearing up and getting sunny here. I didn`t think much of the Portland Harbour pics, the sea looks flat. Not a big deal me thinks, just overdramatised by the echo as per usual. osmington4
  • Score: 5

10:39am Sun 10 Aug 14

sweetdreamgirl says...

The sun's coming out .....suddenly its camp Granada.
The sun's coming out .....suddenly its camp Granada. sweetdreamgirl
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Sun 10 Aug 14

slayerofsacredcows says...

My problem is that all the stories are all about Weymouth; I thought Dorset was bigger than that? Perhaps they should rename it the "Weymouth Echo"!
My problem is that all the stories are all about Weymouth; I thought Dorset was bigger than that? Perhaps they should rename it the "Weymouth Echo"! slayerofsacredcows
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Sun 10 Aug 14

cosmick says...

Well here is sum news There is an ELECTION for PORTLAND TOWN COUNCIL this week at TOPHILL please if you are fit and able go out and VOTE. Remember the 1000% they wanted to put on YOU! Bring back control to the voters.
Well here is sum news There is an ELECTION for PORTLAND TOWN COUNCIL this week at TOPHILL please if you are fit and able go out and VOTE. Remember the 1000% they wanted to put on YOU! Bring back control to the voters. cosmick
  • Score: -4

7:29am Mon 11 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

cosmick wrote:
Well here is sum news There is an ELECTION for PORTLAND TOWN COUNCIL this week at TOPHILL please if you are fit and able go out and VOTE. Remember the 1000% they wanted to put on YOU! Bring back control to the voters.
Way to squeeze in something completely unrelated in any way at all to the story. You win a Kit Kat.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: Well here is sum news There is an ELECTION for PORTLAND TOWN COUNCIL this week at TOPHILL please if you are fit and able go out and VOTE. Remember the 1000% they wanted to put on YOU! Bring back control to the voters.[/p][/quote]Way to squeeze in something completely unrelated in any way at all to the story. You win a Kit Kat. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 0

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