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Water? Falling from the sky!?!?!?!?

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The typical weather pattern for this time of year is to have the sea breezes kick up some heavy rains around 4:00 PM. They usually tail off by 6:00 PM.
 

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48 hours ago we had the heaviest thunderstorm we have had for many years. Our local river, the Dour, burst it's banks and flooded part of the centre of the town, and I believe Folkestone was heavily flooded too. We must have had two inches of rain in a couple of hours and the storm drains could not cope as many of them were silted up.

Being the idiot that I am, I actually went out to try and photograph what I could, I got a few snaps before the batteries went. I literally had to wade in water that was almost a foot and a half in depth.

I made a little video, I apologise that it is dark, but it was 21:40 so there was not much I could do about that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TLhgFOZSh8

Earthquakes in April and floods in June, whatever next?
 

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Phil, you really manage to convey WET in this video. The sound is fantastic!

Hope you're dry by now!

Nancy
 

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Thanks Nancy - the thunderstorm was right overhead and was very violent - some of the lightning was even refracting different colours which is something I've not seen for years.

Yep, dried out completely now, thanks. Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day, it was as if nothing had ever happened. The only obvious trace was from a tidal mark of mud and weed left on some of the buildings where the river had burst its banks.

The damage in the SE of England is estimated to cost £5m to clean up and repair.

Oh, and yes that is my voice in the vid.


(Apologies that this has nothing to do with cephs. I won't make a habit of it.)
 

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U-Tube's "view something similar" suggestions showed that there was a similar flood in July of 2004 complete with hail stones but I am not sure that the water was as high.

... and as a note to our AZ friends, a small summer shower would do that to Pheonix.
 

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Despite your weather forecast, I appear to have forgotten to bring my raincoat :oops:
 

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...Tell Tony to pick up some garbage bags...one slit cut, and viola! Poncho!
 

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The updated forecast says 0% chance of rain on Saturday and 10% chance on Sunday. The national weather service seems to be wrong about Sarasota as often as they are about Santa Barbara. As I liked to say up there, "if you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes."
 

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