Flooding in Chalfont St Peter

Due to the deluge of rain which has fallen today we are experiencing flooding throughout the village.  Bucks County Council, Thames Water and the Environment Agency are fully aware and are on route to assist.

Please follow the Bucks County Council guide to report flooding which can be found here.

The Met office have issued the following warnings

Warnings Issued:

Headline: Further unsettled conditions in the next few days leading to more rain or showers at times, locally heavy, leading to the possibility of further surface water flooding.

Next 24-36 hours:

Many eastern areas will start fine and dry on Wednesday morning but a frontal system will bring further locally heavy rain from the west during the morning.  This frontal band will become slow moving across the southeast of England during the afternoon bringing further heavy rain more especially across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.  Although there is some uncertainty it looks like much of the Thames Valley will become dry by early afternoon, Hampshire by mid-afternoon but not becoming dry in the far east of Kent until early evening.

We expect to see 20-40 mm quite widely but one or two places could see as much as 50-60 mm.  There is some uncertainty about the location of the heaviest rainfall, although Kent, Surrey and Sussex seem to be at greater risk, so please keep an eye on the rainfall radar on the Met Office website to see where the heaviest rainfall is occurring.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow RAIN Warning (Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts) to cover the risk of seeing difficult driving conditions and localised surface water flooding from Wednesdays heavy rain.  The Flood Guidance Statement is also Yellow.

Warnings and alerts can be viewed on the Met Office website at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map.

Further Ahead:

Wednesday night looks like being mainly dry although an isolated shower cannot be ruled out.  There is some uncertainty around Thursday with rain possibly pushing north to affect southern counties again during the afternoon and evening.  We will keep an eye on this and send updates as necessary.  Friday and Saturday currently look mainly fine and dry with only isolated showers.

 

 

 

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