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Met Office issue weather warning for Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Met Office issue weather warning for Swindon Met Office issue weather warning for Swindon

SWINDON is set to be hit by heavy rains and storms on Thursday as a weather front sweeps across the south west.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, which says there could be up to 40mm of rain and possible thunder storms.

Although the warning covers much of the day, the worst part of the rain is expected to hit in morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “At this stage it is too early to say more precisely where and when the rain will hit at this stage.

“The warning will come into effect from 3am until 7pm. We are expecting something in the region of 40mm of rain so there is a potential for standing water on the roads.”

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3:06pm Tue 20 May 14

house on the hill says...

Shock horror, its going to rain so put your coat on!
Shock horror, its going to rain so put your coat on! house on the hill
  • Score: -10

3:38pm Tue 20 May 14

lolilovegolf says...

Welcome back british weather!

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Welcome back british weather! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( lolilovegolf
  • Score: 3

3:44pm Tue 20 May 14

BCDR99 says...

If the met office kept quiet and we got 40mm of rain in a couple of hours tomorrow causing rush hour chaos (as it did back in 2007) you'd all be moaning about the silence.

Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
If the met office kept quiet and we got 40mm of rain in a couple of hours tomorrow causing rush hour chaos (as it did back in 2007) you'd all be moaning about the silence. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. BCDR99
  • Score: 21

3:46pm Tue 20 May 14

nobody says...

It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.
It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead. nobody
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Tue 20 May 14

beach1e says...

Im glad we have a picture, so we know what to look for
Im glad we have a picture, so we know what to look for beach1e
  • Score: 7

9:04pm Tue 20 May 14

The Jockster says...

nobody wrote:
It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.
Disagree - by enlarged the Met Office forecasts are pretty accurate these days and they've moved on from the days of Michael Fish's "don't worry there won't be a hurricane"

On the local front the predicted rain will be a test for the Bruce St flood relief scheme.
[quote][p][bold]nobody[/bold] wrote: It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.[/p][/quote]Disagree - by enlarged the Met Office forecasts are pretty accurate these days and they've moved on from the days of Michael Fish's "don't worry there won't be a hurricane" On the local front the predicted rain will be a test for the Bruce St flood relief scheme. The Jockster
  • Score: 5

11:38pm Tue 20 May 14

MrAngry says...

Heavy rain will probably mean a low turn out at the elections.
Heavy rain will probably mean a low turn out at the elections. MrAngry
  • Score: 3

8:36am Wed 21 May 14

ChannelX says...

MrAngry wrote:
Heavy rain will probably mean a low turn out at the elections.
Hopeless politicians, general apathy and UKIP on course to dominate the MEP elections will ensure it's around a 35% turnout in most wards - as per usual.

Which means that, locally, none of them can possibly claim to actually have a mandate, even if they took every vote cast.
[quote][p][bold]MrAngry[/bold] wrote: Heavy rain will probably mean a low turn out at the elections.[/p][/quote]Hopeless politicians, general apathy and UKIP on course to dominate the MEP elections will ensure it's around a 35% turnout in most wards - as per usual. Which means that, locally, none of them can possibly claim to actually have a mandate, even if they took every vote cast. ChannelX
  • Score: 6

9:06am Wed 21 May 14

nobody says...

The Jockster wrote:
nobody wrote:
It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.
Disagree - by enlarged the Met Office forecasts are pretty accurate these days and they've moved on from the days of Michael Fish's "don't worry there won't be a hurricane"

On the local front the predicted rain will be a test for the Bruce St flood relief scheme.
I disagree, I check the met forecast all the time it is rarely correct.
On Monday they stated heavy rain on Wednesday,
Tuesday morning it was heavy rain on Thursday, daytime.
On Tuesday evening it was heavy rain passing through overnight Wednesday gone by rush hour Thursday.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobody[/bold] wrote: It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.[/p][/quote]Disagree - by enlarged the Met Office forecasts are pretty accurate these days and they've moved on from the days of Michael Fish's "don't worry there won't be a hurricane" On the local front the predicted rain will be a test for the Bruce St flood relief scheme.[/p][/quote]I disagree, I check the met forecast all the time it is rarely correct. On Monday they stated heavy rain on Wednesday, Tuesday morning it was heavy rain on Thursday, daytime. On Tuesday evening it was heavy rain passing through overnight Wednesday gone by rush hour Thursday. nobody
  • Score: 0

9:13am Wed 21 May 14

Mango man says...

In summary, watch out for wet stuff falling from the sky and puddles forming on the roads. #extremeweather
In summary, watch out for wet stuff falling from the sky and puddles forming on the roads. #extremeweather Mango man
  • Score: 2

1:50pm Wed 21 May 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

This is excellent news,,,so with this early warning SBC will be on top of the usual flash points to ensure flooding doesnt happen???
This is excellent news,,,so with this early warning SBC will be on top of the usual flash points to ensure flooding doesnt happen??? Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 0

6:35pm Wed 21 May 14

The Jockster says...

nobody wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
nobody wrote:
It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.
Disagree - by enlarged the Met Office forecasts are pretty accurate these days and they've moved on from the days of Michael Fish's "don't worry there won't be a hurricane"

On the local front the predicted rain will be a test for the Bruce St flood relief scheme.
I disagree, I check the met forecast all the time it is rarely correct.
On Monday they stated heavy rain on Wednesday,
Tuesday morning it was heavy rain on Thursday, daytime.
On Tuesday evening it was heavy rain passing through overnight Wednesday gone by rush hour Thursday.
Sorry but I still think you're nit-picking you surely cant expect 100% accuracy when trying to predict what a natural phenomenon will do all the time.

When they are talking about showers it's impossible to predict which area will be hit and where they'll miss.

At 6.30 PM tonight the BBC forecast said heavy rain was currently moving north & west and would then continue to move north.
If I awake to dry footpaths and no puddles I'll concede you might have a point, otherwise I'd repeat my first sentence.
[quote][p][bold]nobody[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobody[/bold] wrote: It's two days away, what chance the Met office will get right when they have problems predicting the weather for the day ahead.[/p][/quote]Disagree - by enlarged the Met Office forecasts are pretty accurate these days and they've moved on from the days of Michael Fish's "don't worry there won't be a hurricane" On the local front the predicted rain will be a test for the Bruce St flood relief scheme.[/p][/quote]I disagree, I check the met forecast all the time it is rarely correct. On Monday they stated heavy rain on Wednesday, Tuesday morning it was heavy rain on Thursday, daytime. On Tuesday evening it was heavy rain passing through overnight Wednesday gone by rush hour Thursday.[/p][/quote]Sorry but I still think you're nit-picking you surely cant expect 100% accuracy when trying to predict what a natural phenomenon will do all the time. When they are talking about showers it's impossible to predict which area will be hit and where they'll miss. At 6.30 PM tonight the BBC forecast said heavy rain was currently moving north & west and would then continue to move north. If I awake to dry footpaths and no puddles I'll concede you might have a point, otherwise I'd repeat my first sentence. The Jockster
  • Score: 1

9:25am Thu 22 May 14

mandarling says...

Severe weather warning - there wasn't a drop of rain at 6.30am this morning - I know it rained a little during the night, but certainly wasn't SEVERE! Not even close! Come on.... get the weather reports right.
Severe weather warning - there wasn't a drop of rain at 6.30am this morning - I know it rained a little during the night, but certainly wasn't SEVERE! Not even close! Come on.... get the weather reports right. mandarling
  • Score: 1

9:53am Thu 22 May 14

The Jockster says...

Well Mr Nobody I awoke to rain in the night and puddles in the morning and by the look of the skies more to unload during the course of the day. Met office got it pretty much spot on I'd say!🌟
Well Mr Nobody I awoke to rain in the night and puddles in the morning and by the look of the skies more to unload during the course of the day. Met office got it pretty much spot on I'd say!🌟 The Jockster
  • Score: 0

11:18am Thu 22 May 14

nobody says...

The Jockster wrote:
Well Mr Nobody I awoke to rain in the night and puddles in the morning and by the look of the skies more to unload during the course of the day. Met office got it pretty much spot on I'd say!🌟
It was a weather warning for very heavy rain and storms.
There has been 4.4mm of rain since midnight but that rain had completely passed over Swindon by 4am.
Not really anywhere near spot on.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Well Mr Nobody I awoke to rain in the night and puddles in the morning and by the look of the skies more to unload during the course of the day. Met office got it pretty much spot on I'd say!🌟[/p][/quote]It was a weather warning for very heavy rain and storms. There has been 4.4mm of rain since midnight but that rain had completely passed over Swindon by 4am. Not really anywhere near spot on. nobody
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Thu 22 May 14

Chrisg46 says...

at 4am, there are still 20 hours to go before you can say they got it wrong...

Is it raining in Swindon now? It is chucking down here in Devizes....
at 4am, there are still 20 hours to go before you can say they got it wrong... Is it raining in Swindon now? It is chucking down here in Devizes.... Chrisg46
  • Score: 1

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