Saturday 08 March 2014
Bad Weather on the Way ?
If you have heard that there is bad weather on the way there are a number of sources of information you can check :
1. Environment Agency Flood Warnings Note that there are three levels of flood warning used flood watch, flood warning and severe flood warning. If you live in the area - why not put yourself on Flood Warnings Direct service by calling : 0845 988 1188 (they can give you advance warning by phone, text or email).
2. If the road is closed there are diversion routes running from Stokenham maked by black circles running north and diamonds running south. For map see Alternate route
3. Predicting that the road will flood is not a precise art. It depends on a number of factors including the weather severity (see Met Office website); the precise wind direction (see xcweather for a more detailed version - an easterly or north easterly cause most damage to the beach); the state of the tide (height at that point and whether it is a particularly high tide see easytide); and whether there is an additional surge caused by an area of low pressure.
- Publish Date: Monday 9th February 2009