More bad weather warnings
By Raviliouse | Monday, June 11, 2012, 13:42
The Met Office has has more bad news for us and have issued another warning (amber one) for Monday for Sussex, Hampshire and beyond, as the bad weather hits the region yet again (though at the time of writing the sun is shining and the skies are clear).
They say:" Rain, heavy at times will persist well into Monday, before gradually easing away westwards during the afternoon. Further thundery downpours are possible in the southeast later.
"The public should be prepared for surface water flooding and localised river flooding, as well as very difficult driving conditions."
Amber is the second level of warning with red being highest.
The Environment Agency has not yet warned of localised flooding across the region. The agency also explains that heavy rainfall may not affect the drought orders in place for much for the region saying: "Despite the flooding, the soil is still very dry because of the current drought. Even where there have been heavy downpours, the water is either absorbed very quickly or it runs off the surface of the soil.
We need a few months of above average rainfall to replenish our groundwater reserves deep beneath the soil. Only then will we be out of drought."