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  • Location: Northampton (90m ASL)
  • Location: Northampton (90m ASL)

    Feel free to move this mods as I wasn't sure where to post.

    Somerset has been hit by flash floods this evening, with around half of the county affected according to Sky News.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1317581,00.html

    Anyone on here live in the area?

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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

    Hope it's not too bad. Have lots of relatives living in Shepton Mallet, is that in the affected area?

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  • Location: Just north of Cardiff sometimes Llantrisant.
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snow. Summer: Hot and Dry
  • Location: Just north of Cardiff sometimes Llantrisant.

    Its been very bad and is continueing to rain across Glamorgan, South Wales where there is still servre weather warnings for certain areas. Tommorow looks like there could be headline news as thundestorms and heavy rain are expected to continue. Rivers and streams high in my area and might flood, last time we had a thunderstorm it was like a river coming down the mountain down the main road going into people houses.

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    Storms and flash flooding were expected owing to daytime heat showers, METO radar at 5pm looked VERY colourful but even the MO probably had this one underestimated.

    Just hope that all are ok in the affected areas.

    At around 7pm tonight in Solihull, a shower with rain coming down like stair rods hit my area, lasted about half an hour. Not expected at all but that warm front, owing with possible frontal trough IMO came further west than anticipated.

    Phil.

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  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Storms & Snow.
  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL

    Still pouring down here, been some torrential downpours earlier

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

    I'm from soggy Somerset, blimey was it soggy earlier, torrential rain for at least a couple of hours. Fortunately I live on the top of a very big hill but the other end of the village at the bottom was flooded out. It's about 6 miles from here to Shepton Mallet so I'd say they were definitely affected, had to go out abut 7.30, the roads were just water logged, some at least 6 inches deep, storm drains gushing upwards every where.

    Slipknotsam; love the avatar :closedeyes: , was lucky enough to visit The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors whilst in New York last year, love Alex Greys stuff.

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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

    Flooding appears to have been quite serious. It seems Crewkerne, Ilminster, Shepton Mallett and Wells were the worse affected.

    Thanks Jethro! Love his stuff too and hope to visit the COSM one day myself. Have a couple of his books though like Transfigurations and Sacred Mirrors. His work on Tool videos is amazing.

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  • Location: ipswich <east near the a14> east weather watch
  • Location: ipswich <east near the a14> east weather watch

    Wales Heavy Rain 1430 Fri 30 2200 Fri 30

    South West England Heavy Rain 1430 Fri 30 2200 Fri 30

    Heavy Rain 1500 Fri 30 2200 Fri 30

    Early warnings of severe or extreme weather

    These are issued when the Met Office has 60% or greater confidence that severe weather is expected in the next few days.

    Risk of disruption Warning Valid from Valid to

    No early warnings have been issued for the UK.

    Advisory of severe or extreme weather

    These advisories are issued by 1100 daily as routine and indicate confidence of expected severe or extreme weather. Early warnings and Flash Warnings supersede advisories when confidence levels are 60% or greater.

    Risk of disruption Warning Valid

    UK regions: South West England

    Heavy Rain Fri 30 May

    There is a moderate risk of a severe weather event in the 24 hour period. Heavy thundery showers are forecast to develop and may give localised totals of 25 to 40 mm in places, especially over hills.

    Issued at: 1252 Fri 30 May

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  • Location: Chard, South Somerset
  • Location: Chard, South Somerset

    To be fair the news was probably 99% right - why - because it said Ilminster was one of areas worst affected, but we had no flooding issues as far as I can gather, yes we had the torrential rain, but no serious flooding unlike 5 miles down the road in Crewkerne. Thats a different story altogether.

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  • Location: Formerly Walworth, SE17 ; Swansea SA1 since Dec 2008
  • Location: Formerly Walworth, SE17 ; Swansea SA1 since Dec 2008

    It was pretty bad just north of Yeovil on Thursday evening. The 'Sunrise Celebration' (!!) festival. our intended destination, was cancelled -- site under nearly a foot of water in places, I've seen some horrorshow pictures.

    We escaped to Glastonbury for the weekend instead, and there were bad downpours there too all of Thursday evening, but less in the way of floods.

    Frustratingly, Friday and Saturday were both mainly lovely!

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