Heavy rain and high winds batter South Essex again

Heavy rain and high winds batter South Essex again

Heavy rain and high winds batter South Essex again

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SOUTH Essex is being hit by another winter storm with heavy rain and gusts of more than 50mph recorded in the region.

The Met Office has issued its first red warning of the winter with Wales and North West England on alert for high winds.

A yellow warning for rain and wind has been issued for the East of England as more than a centimetre has been predicted for Wednesday afternoon, and 51mph gusts have already been recorded in Southend.

Both c2c and Greater Anglia have Tweeted that they are planning on running a full service this afternoon and evening.

However, winds of 55mph in Dartford have forced the closure of the QEII bridge.

A forecast from Essex Weather on Wednesday morning said rain would turn heavy and persistent for a time during the afternoon with the risk of surface flooding.

A Tweet from Essex Weather at 2.30pm said: "Winds peaking around 5PM, then easing overnight. Next storm due Saturday."

Do you have any pictures of the storms around Essex? Send them to echonews@nqe.com

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3:00pm Wed 12 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

G L O B A L W A R M I N G
G L O B A L W A R M I N G You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -18

3:23pm Wed 12 Feb 14

whateverhappened says...

It's not called global warming, it's climate change.... and i for 1 could do with a change of climate, bring on some global warming...erh hang on
It's not called global warming, it's climate change.... and i for 1 could do with a change of climate, bring on some global warming...erh hang on whateverhappened
  • Score: 4

4:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

emcee says...

If a few storms are the price to pay for milder winters (as this one has been so far), then bring it on. My gas usage has, so far, plummeted this winter so that means the rip-off energy companies do not get as much of my money. That can only be good thing as far as I am concerned.
If a few storms are the price to pay for milder winters (as this one has been so far), then bring it on. My gas usage has, so far, plummeted this winter so that means the rip-off energy companies do not get as much of my money. That can only be good thing as far as I am concerned. emcee
  • Score: 16

5:52pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
G L O B A L W A R M I N G
Do you believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy.

Read the Great Global Warming Swindle by Christopher Booker.

Still, it's too much joined up writing for you perhaps not.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: G L O B A L W A R M I N G[/p][/quote]Do you believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. Read the Great Global Warming Swindle by Christopher Booker. Still, it's too much joined up writing for you perhaps not. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

5:54pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

The Global Warming fundamentalist crackerbarrels are hand-wringing again.

Global warming. Bring it on!

Can't believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary that people still believe in this twaddle.

The planet heats up and cools down over millennia. Always has, always will. And there is no hole in the ozone layer. That was disproved ages ago too.

Some people still believe the earth is flat and the moon is made of cheese.
The Global Warming fundamentalist crackerbarrels are hand-wringing again. Global warming. Bring it on! Can't believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary that people still believe in this twaddle. The planet heats up and cools down over millennia. Always has, always will. And there is no hole in the ozone layer. That was disproved ages ago too. Some people still believe the earth is flat and the moon is made of cheese. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

6:05pm Wed 12 Feb 14

kensbowling says...

the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !!

Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.
the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !! Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used. kensbowling
  • Score: 12

6:34pm Wed 12 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
G L O B A L W A R M I N G
Do you believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy.

Read the Great Global Warming Swindle by Christopher Booker.

Still, it's too much joined up writing for you perhaps not.
Well some people say the Holocaust didnt happen, others believe the world was flat, whilst others think this weather is simply winter, No Global warming, causes the clouds to form over the Atlantic, due to the shift in the Gulf stream.

G L O B A L W A R M I N G
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: G L O B A L W A R M I N G[/p][/quote]Do you believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. Read the Great Global Warming Swindle by Christopher Booker. Still, it's too much joined up writing for you perhaps not.[/p][/quote]Well some people say the Holocaust didnt happen, others believe the world was flat, whilst others think this weather is simply winter, No Global warming, causes the clouds to form over the Atlantic, due to the shift in the Gulf stream. G L O B A L W A R M I N G You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Wed 12 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

kensbowling wrote:
the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !!

Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.
looks like our seafront to me inc the cycle track and the palms.
[quote][p][bold]kensbowling[/bold] wrote: the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !! Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.[/p][/quote]looks like our seafront to me inc the cycle track and the palms. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

10:56pm Wed 12 Feb 14

kensbowling says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
kensbowling wrote: the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !! Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.
looks like our seafront to me inc the cycle track and the palms.
the photo has now been changed in the past hour, it originally showed large waves pounding over the sea wall at Sandbanks, and if you right clicked on it with your mouse the file name of 'High winds at Sandbanks' showed.

Glad they have swapped it with a more local photo from their files. How lucky we are in this part of the country.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kensbowling[/bold] wrote: the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !! Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.[/p][/quote]looks like our seafront to me inc the cycle track and the palms.[/p][/quote]the photo has now been changed in the past hour, it originally showed large waves pounding over the sea wall at Sandbanks, and if you right clicked on it with your mouse the file name of 'High winds at Sandbanks' showed. Glad they have swapped it with a more local photo from their files. How lucky we are in this part of the country. kensbowling
  • Score: 0

11:03pm Wed 12 Feb 14

whateverhappened says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote: G L O B A L W A R M I N G
Do you believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. Read the Great Global Warming Swindle by Christopher Booker. Still, it's too much joined up writing for you perhaps not.
Some believe in global warming, some don't, some believe that deforestation of rainforests and northen tundra reducing their carbon dioxide absorbstion rates has effected the weather patterns, some don't, But we all agree that you are a fruitloop with an opinion on everthing.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: G L O B A L W A R M I N G[/p][/quote]Do you believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. Read the Great Global Warming Swindle by Christopher Booker. Still, it's too much joined up writing for you perhaps not.[/p][/quote]Some believe in global warming, some don't, some believe that deforestation of rainforests and northen tundra reducing their carbon dioxide absorbstion rates has effected the weather patterns, some don't, But we all agree that you are a fruitloop with an opinion on everthing. whateverhappened
  • Score: 3

8:15am Thu 13 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

emcee wrote:
If a few storms are the price to pay for milder winters (as this one has been so far), then bring it on. My gas usage has, so far, plummeted this winter so that means the rip-off energy companies do not get as much of my money. That can only be good thing as far as I am concerned.
Ahmen, and like the folk who live near the railway line, who then complain about the train horn, the folk by an airport, claiming compo for flight noise, and those folk living by a river, who enjoy it's contents in their lounge, let them all be content, they choose to live there, but it's such a shame folk seem not to care...
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: If a few storms are the price to pay for milder winters (as this one has been so far), then bring it on. My gas usage has, so far, plummeted this winter so that means the rip-off energy companies do not get as much of my money. That can only be good thing as far as I am concerned.[/p][/quote]Ahmen, and like the folk who live near the railway line, who then complain about the train horn, the folk by an airport, claiming compo for flight noise, and those folk living by a river, who enjoy it's contents in their lounge, let them all be content, they choose to live there, but it's such a shame folk seem not to care... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 2

10:51am Thu 13 Feb 14

Chris Flunk says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
The Global Warming fundamentalist crackerbarrels are hand-wringing again.

Global warming. Bring it on!

Can't believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary that people still believe in this twaddle.

The planet heats up and cools down over millennia. Always has, always will. And there is no hole in the ozone layer. That was disproved ages ago too.

Some people still believe the earth is flat and the moon is made of cheese.
I don't think the term 'Global Warming' is really credible any more, although not in the way you think. Climate change is a much more appropriate term and it is happening whether you like it or not.

You keep making reference to Booker's sceptic's bible but I've never seen you propose any credible argument against climate change as a result of mankind's activity. Have you even read it? You seem to be disclaiming a hypothesis that is accepted by the scientific majority without providing evidence to the contrary.

What do you propose to be the source of the rapidly elevating levels of CO2 in our atmosphere? I would also love to hear your argument against ozone depletion. I could do with a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: The Global Warming fundamentalist crackerbarrels are hand-wringing again. Global warming. Bring it on! Can't believe, despite all the evidence to the contrary that people still believe in this twaddle. The planet heats up and cools down over millennia. Always has, always will. And there is no hole in the ozone layer. That was disproved ages ago too. Some people still believe the earth is flat and the moon is made of cheese.[/p][/quote]I don't think the term 'Global Warming' is really credible any more, although not in the way you think. Climate change is a much more appropriate term and it is happening whether you like it or not. You keep making reference to Booker's sceptic's bible but I've never seen you propose any credible argument against climate change as a result of mankind's activity. Have you even read it? You seem to be disclaiming a hypothesis that is accepted by the scientific majority without providing evidence to the contrary. What do you propose to be the source of the rapidly elevating levels of CO2 in our atmosphere? I would also love to hear your argument against ozone depletion. I could do with a laugh. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 5

1:12pm Thu 13 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Odd thing is, you see that picture of those out of place trees, and you're reminded of a couple of toilet brushes, quite apt, for Westcliff-on-Sea
Odd thing is, you see that picture of those out of place trees, and you're reminded of a couple of toilet brushes, quite apt, for Westcliff-on-Sea You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 0

10:12pm Thu 13 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

kensbowling wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
kensbowling wrote: the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !! Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.
looks like our seafront to me inc the cycle track and the palms.
the photo has now been changed in the past hour, it originally showed large waves pounding over the sea wall at Sandbanks, and if you right clicked on it with your mouse the file name of 'High winds at Sandbanks' showed.

Glad they have swapped it with a more local photo from their files. How lucky we are in this part of the country.
Ok i see...its not the first time the echo have boobed with photos etc, they do read our comments and do act upon them sometimes, i bet they even have a laugh at some of those comments too, still they are lucky they have a reliable band of commentators on here that they can learn from, as a collective bunch we are worldly wise.
[quote][p][bold]kensbowling[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kensbowling[/bold] wrote: the photo was taken at Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset not in our neck of the woods in Essex, strange to use that one to illustate a South Essex story !! Sorry no disrespect to the Echo but I know you have a lot of storm photos taken on the seafront which somebody sent you last weekend with the giant waves at Chalkewell which you could have used.[/p][/quote]looks like our seafront to me inc the cycle track and the palms.[/p][/quote]the photo has now been changed in the past hour, it originally showed large waves pounding over the sea wall at Sandbanks, and if you right clicked on it with your mouse the file name of 'High winds at Sandbanks' showed. Glad they have swapped it with a more local photo from their files. How lucky we are in this part of the country.[/p][/quote]Ok i see...its not the first time the echo have boobed with photos etc, they do read our comments and do act upon them sometimes, i bet they even have a laugh at some of those comments too, still they are lucky they have a reliable band of commentators on here that they can learn from, as a collective bunch we are worldly wise. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Thu 13 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Odd thing is, you see that picture of those out of place trees, and you're reminded of a couple of toilet brushes, quite apt, for Westcliff-on-Sea
i actually like them now and i think there should be more...shame they don't get the finest of weather to really get going.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Odd thing is, you see that picture of those out of place trees, and you're reminded of a couple of toilet brushes, quite apt, for Westcliff-on-Sea[/p][/quote]i actually like them now and i think there should be more...shame they don't get the finest of weather to really get going. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

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