Weather warnings as three storms are expected to hit Essex this week

Gazette: Weather warnings as three storms are expected to hit Essex this week Weather warnings as three storms are expected to hit Essex this week

Three storms are expected to hit Essex within a week.

The Met Office has released three weather warnings for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, as heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to hit the county.

Weather experts are warning to people to be vigilant, keep track as the warnings are updated and beware there may be flooding.

Tom Defty, of Essex Weather Centre, said: “South Essex is always going to be worst off as it has seen the heaviest rainfall but we are asking people to be vigilant as there will be three significant weather events in three to four days, where one is enough.

“There could be 20 to 30mm in six hours.

“We probably haven’t seen the worst in Essex, compared to the rest of the country we have got off fairly lightly.

“For the whole of February it is going to continue like the last three months, there will be wind and rain and more misery, with no end in site.

“The main issue will be flooding, secondary will be the trees and power cuts, but they will be localised.

“We have never been in this situation before where the ground is so saturated the trees come down quite easily.”

He estimated gusts could reach 60mph inland and up to 70mph in coastal areas.

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5:34pm Mon 3 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

End of the world is nigh! PANIC
End of the world is nigh! PANIC All_talk_no_action

9:37am Tue 4 Feb 14

G3org3 says...

Not sure if the weather warning is more annoying than the spelling mistake...
Not sure if the weather warning is more annoying than the spelling mistake... G3org3

10:28pm Wed 5 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

It's a warning to the sensible, the rest will go on their way in usual casual mode and then have to be helped if they get into difficulties.

Keeping to safe areas and taking reasonable precautions is the way to go. It's difficult for those who absolutely have to be out and about, but for the rest of us let's not give the emergency services more work than they can cope with.
It's a warning to the sensible, the rest will go on their way in usual casual mode and then have to be helped if they get into difficulties. Keeping to safe areas and taking reasonable precautions is the way to go. It's difficult for those who absolutely have to be out and about, but for the rest of us let's not give the emergency services more work than they can cope with. rhetoric

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