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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl

    Following on from this, work have stated the following travel issues for the local area (Reigate)

    Road Closure:

    A22 at Godstone, between A25 Oxted Road and Tilburstow Hill Road

    Road flooding and delays:

    A23 Brighton Road, Salfords at Honeycrock lane

    A23 Horley, Cambridge Hotel

    A23 Pease Pottage

    M23 West Sussex, Junction 10a at B2036 Balcombe Road

    A217 Reigate Road, Sidlow (flooding at Irons Bottom Road)

    A24 Dorking Road, Kingsfold, Marches Road

    A25 Station Road, Gomshall – flooding at Colekitchen Lane

    A251 Horsham Road between B2130 Elmbridge Road

    A283 Godalming bypass Milford, at Old Elstead Road

    A283 Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Coxcombe Lane

    A308 London Road, Staines

    Lonesome lane, Horley - closed

    Flanchford and Brockham Bridges Closed

    Trains:

    Southern – Tonbridge to Redhill no service due to flooding at Nutfield

    - Brighton to East Croydon severely disrupted due to flooding at Balcombe

    - Horsham to Dorking disrupted due to landslide at Ockley

    First Capital Connect – Brighton to City Thamelink disrupted due to flooding at Balcombe

    Hope that helps anyone trying to get home!

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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

    Hope that helps anyone trying to get home!

    Sounds like a helicopter taxi service would be more help but thanks for posting GP at least people know which way not to try and go !
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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    Afternoon all

     

    Home (and dry for a change) and in for a 3 day weekend Posted Image

     

    Sunny at the mo, had some fleeting and at times heavy showers today, must admit either I am getting older (which technically I am) or it seems to be getting a bit colder too.

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  • Location: Thundersley, Essex
  • Location: Thundersley, Essex

    Flooding here there and just about everywhere, one solution is to plant more trees as tree covered land absorbs 67 times as much water as grassland.

    There used to be grants for tree planting BUT CAP now requires landowners to remove unwanted vegetation if they are to receive any payments from Government!!!!!

    Here's the detail: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/13/flooding-public-spending-britain-europe-policies-homes

    I'm afraid it's the Guardian however the facts speak for themselves.

    Almost 50% blue here now the sun is setting - lull before Storm?

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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl

    Sounds like a helicopter taxi service would be more help but thanks for posting GP at least people know which way not to try and go !

    Hovercraft needed? Seriously, Horley is virtually cut off - take care!
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  • Location: East of Loughborough! 84m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Snow, Wind, Rain, Sun.....but mainly cooler weather!
  • Location: East of Loughborough! 84m ASL

    We went to East Grinstead this morning. Three Bridges was under water. Several very deep foods all the way there. Charlwood was nearly cut off but subsiding a little now. Mole at Gatwick burst worse than Christmas Eve. The A22 from Balcombe was closed, as is the Crawley end of our road. The flooding in general is generally worse and the forecast I gather is for more persistent rain to come.

    Oh and the sunroom is STILL leaking!

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    We went to East Grinstead this morning. Three Bridges was under water. Several very deep foods all the way there. Charlwood was nearly cut off but subsiding a little now. Mole at Gatwick burst worse than Christmas Eve. The A22 from Balcombe was closed, as is the Crawley end of our road. The flooding in general is generally worse and the forecast I gather is for more persistent rain to come.Oh and the sunroom is STILL leaking!

    Yes more rain tonight and tomorrow expected, it is not looking good.

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    And now we take a look at the weekends weather with Luke Goodall..

     

    "Cough" Hows it looking Luke?

     

    "Well, there is rain on the cards, followed by showers of rain.. And they are being followed by.. Oh yes.. RAIN!!!"

     

    Well think about it like these.. If you have all the rain now.. That can only mean a dry hot summer with a humid thundery break down? Wishful thinking? OH YES MY BOY!

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  • Location: Hailsham, East Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy snow and ice days
  • Location: Hailsham, East Sussex

    I've a feeling that before long we might have some interesting FI Charts to look at in terms of cold and snow.

     

    I base this not on my own limited reading of the models but from those more learned posters on the main thread, though "Shannon Entropy" doesn't seem to have a clue what's going on.

     

    Whether any eye candy verifies is anyones guess but it will be nice at least to have some hope!

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  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey (home), Uxbridge, Middx (work)
  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey (home), Uxbridge, Middx (work)

    Great pictures Reef, pleased to report no rain in the last hour now, that's a first today. Quite a few potholes appeared on the main roads in Gravesend since Xmas, difficult to see and avoid today as rain filled. If it does get cold (oh please!) think lots more will appear very quickly. 

     

     

    Yep, drove through a huge one that sent the car rocking from side to side on the way back from Kingston; you're right, if we get the much hoped for cold in February it will be a summer of road works again or car damage or both....

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  • Location: Dartford Kent
  • Location: Dartford Kent

    Yeah, just got in, Dartford bridge good. In Harlow been a succession of heavy showers.

    But how about this I saw my first snowflake today, bet no one will believe me! But when I opened my mail a snow flake fluttered out onto the flood and laid there looking at me, I bent to pick it up (which was an effort) and yes, it was a perfectly formed gold snowflake. The letter accompanying it, said as a fellow of the institute of refrigeration I should wear it with pride and I should continue to promote the industry. So I will, will you all please go out and buy a fridge please, otherwise they may take my snowflake away. Think its a tie pin not sure, will I wear it, doubt it, is it real gold, no.

    Must admit to being worried for our roads, if a cold spells hits now then the pot holes will get very large as ice will cause the Tarmac to crack even more, think it could be a major problem.

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  • Location: Chevening Kent
  • Location: Chevening Kent

    Here are some photos from my area taken earlier today: http://www.sevenoakschronicle.co.uk/pictures/GALLERY-Flooding-Sevenoaks-today/pictures-20458631-detail/pictures.html

    Lucky I live on the downs over looking the river, but if anyone has a boat for sale let me know :)

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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
    Walk your cycle needs to be changed to swim your cycle along that underwater path !!
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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

    Hovercraft needed? Seriously, Horley is virtually cut off - take care!

    Well yes it would be a lot less bother in a hover - I just hope the floods don't cause any accidents or loss of life - there has been a serious RTA in MK today, not sure of the cause but surface water certainly wouldn't have helped, we had a torrential downpour at the time as you can see ....post-10773-0-17380300-1389980850_thumb.j
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  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey (home), Uxbridge, Middx (work)
  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey (home), Uxbridge, Middx (work)

    Walk your cycle needs to be changed to swim your cycle along that underwater path !!

     

    Agreed, perhaps with some scuba gear; I'm also taken with the idea of sitting on a bench in the river and paddling one's feet, perhaps with an ice-cream imagining we are in Coast's fantasy summer?

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  • Location: Staplecross, East Sussex / Kent borders. 100m ASL.
  • Location: Staplecross, East Sussex / Kent borders. 100m ASL.

    Here are some photos from my area taken earlier today: http://www.sevenoakschronicle.co.uk/pictures/GALLERY-Flooding-Sevenoaks-today/pictures-20458631-detail/pictures.html

    Lucky I live on the downs over looking the river, but if anyone has a boat for sale let me know Posted Image

     

    I was dragged up there for my first 18 years, but have to say that I didn't recognise any of the places where the flooding took place..to be honest, I can't even think of a river, unless it's to do with Bradbourne Lakes - much of which is a new housing estate, I believe - or Otford, which always used to flood. When will they learn that they're called flood plains for a reason? 

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

    hi all

     

    heres ukmo at 144

     

    just to try to cheer everyone up

     

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    how close is that??

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Location: Leeds

    Looks like you lot have had it a bit rough againPosted Image

     

    I hope you all get a few dry days (on the outside) soonPosted Image

    Take care all

     

    ps.up here we've had one of them no weather daysPosted Image

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  • Location: Chevening Kent
  • Location: Chevening Kent

    I was dragged up there for my first 18 years, but have to say that I didn't recognise any of the places where the flooding took place..to be honest, I can't even think of a river, unless it's to do with Bradbourne Lakes - much of which is a new housing estate, I believe - or Otford, which always used to flood. When will they learn that they're called flood plains for a reason?

    Its the river Dareth which comes from Westerham through Sundridge and feeds into Bradboune Lakes then off through Otford. The main problem has been the A25 which runs alongside the river.
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  • Location: Staplecross, East Sussex / Kent borders. 100m ASL.
  • Location: Staplecross, East Sussex / Kent borders. 100m ASL.

    Some reminder of February 2012, just so that we can have hope beyond the current rice-growing season (though it feels chilly out there, despite being apparently a mild 7.5c)

     

     

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  • Location: Weardale 300m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Weardale 300m asl

    I was dragged up there for my first 18 years, but have to say that I didn't recognise any of the places where the flooding took place..to be honest, I can't even think of a river, unless it's to do with Bradbourne Lakes - much of which is a new housing estate, I believe - or Otford, which always used to flood. When will they learn that they're called flood plains for a reason? 

     

    Indeed. I remember lots of these familiar place names from my youth in the 1960s flooding... particularly around West/East Sussex. Nothing new, but remember 20 years ago, the Lavant (near Chichester) flooding - they'd built a new conduit which contained the stream instead of letting it flow into the water meadows. And sure enough it flooded the village and road the very next year.

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  • Location: Linslade, Beds
  • Weather Preferences: Deep cold
  • Location: Linslade, Beds

    Evening all,

     

    Thank Fruit it's Friday.

     

    Get your sledges and snow shovels ready folks , spring could be a long time coming.

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  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)
  • Weather Preferences: hot sunny summers to ripen the veg and cold snowy winters of course
  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)

    This is just getting crazy - so much water. My boss had trouble getting in from East Grinstead today, it was the worst journey he's had yet. On a positive note, this has happened which has become a bit of a must see if you live around here - we'd quite like to keep it:

     

    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10922848.Then_and_now__River_Wandle_source_flows_for_the_first_time_in_15_years/

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  • Location: Staplecross, East Sussex / Kent borders. 100m ASL.
  • Location: Staplecross, East Sussex / Kent borders. 100m ASL.

    Indeed. I remember lots of these familiar place names from my youth in the 1960s flooding... particularly around West/East Sussex. Nothing new, but remember 20 years ago, the Lavant (near Chichester) flooding - they'd built a new conduit which contained the stream instead of letting it flow into the water meadows. And sure enough it flooded the village and road the very next year.

     

    I live about 2 miles from Bodiam, which has apparently flooded forever - the castle (which was a vanity project rather than a defensive device) was built a few yards uphill from the River Rother to avoid the all too frequent overflows. Even the Castle Inn, built I think in the 1700's, is positioned up some steps from the flood plain. So the road disappears every so often under riverwater. There seems to be a lot of 'unprecedented' talk around with the current, most unpleasant - and for some dangerous and damaging - conditions. But we've definitely been here before.

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