Weather warnings issued for heavy rain in London and south east

Heavy rain is set to hit south London and Surrey across the weekend

Heavy rain is set to hit south London and Surrey across the weekend

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The Met Office has issued weather warnings for London and the south east as heavy rainfall is set to strike.

As parts of the UK face up to a month's rainfall in the next two days, London and Surrey have been placed on 'amber warning' of severe weather.

A Met Office forecaster said: "The public should be prepared for the possibility of surface water flooding, particularly within the Amber area, where there is an increasing likelihood of river flooding, disruption to travel and outdoor activities.

"The rain across central England, East Anglia and southeast England should ease later in the day."

And the outlook for this evening and the weekend was also bleak, as more rain and thundery conditions look set to hit.

"Variable cloud with a few clear intervals [tonight] and just a little rain here and there but dry for the most part, although more persistent rain may reach Hampshire later," the forecaster said.

"[On Saturday], some bright or sunny intervals but also with heavy and thundery showers developing, especially by the afternoon."

Temperatures are set to reach 21C as the Wimbledon finals take place in SW19.

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2:13pm Fri 6 Jul 12

bigdave1 says...

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of rain, NOT amber for London and the South East. Please correct your article ASAP.
The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of rain, NOT amber for London and the South East. Please correct your article ASAP. bigdave1
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9:21pm Fri 6 Jul 12

ANNE GILES says...

Will I be OK for the Conservative Club Pimms Garden Party in the afternoon on Saturday and the Conservative barbecue in Woodside on Sunday?
Will I be OK for the Conservative Club Pimms Garden Party in the afternoon on Saturday and the Conservative barbecue in Woodside on Sunday? ANNE GILES
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3:19am Sat 7 Jul 12

Michael Pantlin says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
Will I be OK for the Conservative Club Pimms Garden Party in the afternoon on Saturday and the Conservative barbecue in Woodside on Sunday?
Conservative barbecue sounds great. Spit roasted Conservatives I hope after the CaMoron's attack on our NHS, countryside, woodlands etc.
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: Will I be OK for the Conservative Club Pimms Garden Party in the afternoon on Saturday and the Conservative barbecue in Woodside on Sunday?[/p][/quote]Conservative barbecue sounds great. Spit roasted Conservatives I hope after the CaMoron's attack on our NHS, countryside, woodlands etc. Michael Pantlin
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3:28am Sat 7 Jul 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Will wonderful Sutton Water be applying for a permanent preservation order on their hose pipe ban?
Will wonderful Sutton Water be applying for a permanent preservation order on their hose pipe ban? Michael Pantlin
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11:35am Sat 7 Jul 12

sfocata says...

Michael Pantlin wrote:
ANNE GILES wrote:
Will I be OK for the Conservative Club Pimms Garden Party in the afternoon on Saturday and the Conservative barbecue in Woodside on Sunday?
Conservative barbecue sounds great. Spit roasted Conservatives I hope after the CaMoron's attack on our NHS, countryside, woodlands etc.
Such tender meat, marinaded in the finest vintage port, and only exercised gently on lush country estates by stamping all over the poor!

Is this in bad taste? Perhaps I'd better stop now...
[quote][p][bold]Michael Pantlin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: Will I be OK for the Conservative Club Pimms Garden Party in the afternoon on Saturday and the Conservative barbecue in Woodside on Sunday?[/p][/quote]Conservative barbecue sounds great. Spit roasted Conservatives I hope after the CaMoron's attack on our NHS, countryside, woodlands etc.[/p][/quote]Such tender meat, marinaded in the finest vintage port, and only exercised gently on lush country estates by stamping all over the poor! Is this in bad taste? Perhaps I'd better stop now... sfocata
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10:49pm Sat 7 Jul 12

ANNE GILES says...

The Croydon Depressives are out here in force, I see! What vivid imaginations you do have. Lush country estate? In Woodside? Excuse me? An ordinary house with garden! What do hosepipes have to do with barbecues? The party today was at the Conservative Club in Thornton Heath. Just an ordinary building.
The Croydon Depressives are out here in force, I see! What vivid imaginations you do have. Lush country estate? In Woodside? Excuse me? An ordinary house with garden! What do hosepipes have to do with barbecues? The party today was at the Conservative Club in Thornton Heath. Just an ordinary building. ANNE GILES
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